Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 21 January 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 15 this evening then veering to northwest 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries beginning near midnight and ending early Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 10 Tuesday morning then rising to minus 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019
Wednesday Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 30 knots increasing to southerly 40.
Friday Wind southerly 40 knots diminishing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 3 tenths new ice in some bays. 

[ Canadian Ice Service ]

Stay connected


Weather Conditions

Skip Image

Zoom-in to make a selection

Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse
buoy Buoy
land station Land Station
Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4555N 5905W to 4715N 5955W to 4830N 6125W to 4920N 6120W to
4920N 5950W to 5000N 5800W to 4810N 5950W to Newfoundland near 4740N

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths new ice in some bays.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 21 January 2019

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 985 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 988 mb located east of Anticosti

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 1000 mb located east of Cabot Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:56 AM AST 21 January 2019 An intense low pressure system over Gulf Magdalen will track east of
Anticosti Island this evening. Gale to storm force southerlies over
eastern waters and strong to gale force northerlies north of the
track will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

On Tuesday the remnants of the low will move from near Anticosti to
east of Cabot Strait by evening bringing strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies for most of the day.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Gulf Magdalen - western half.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Fundy,
Grand Manan, southwestern shore and LaHave Bank.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except West
Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Laurentian Fan, Northumberland
Strait - western half and Chaleur - Miscou.

Higher than normal water levels are expected for the Southern Bay of
Fundy from cape split west to Digby County near noon today. For the
Southern Bay of Chaleur and south to Miramichi, higher than normal
water levels are expected this afternoon. There may also be ice
rafting and pile up near the coast.

Atlantic - Maritimes Area

Another Region

What we are doing

Date modified: