Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 early this morning then diminishing to light Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain or freezing drizzle and fog patches ending early this morning.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 6 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 15 in the morning then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free except open water along the coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 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 Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4555N
5935W to 4645N 5955W to 4725N 5910W to 4800N 6110W to 4840N 6145W.
Sea ice south and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4840N 6145W to 4855N 6055W to 4940N
6125W to 4950N 5840W to 4825N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4800N
5915W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except open water along the coast.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1010 mb located over Eastern Shore.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 999 mb located over central
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 1010 mb located southeast
of Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 985 mb located south of East Scotian
Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM AST 18 January 2018 A low pressure system currently over eastern shore will continue to
track northeastward today to lie over Central Newfoundland by this
afternoon. Strong southeasterlies ahead of this system over eastern
waters will switch to northerly in its wake.

A second low pressure system has formed southeast of Cape Hatteras
and will track towards the marine district to lie south of East
Scotian Slope by early Friday morning. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies ahead of this system will develop over southwestern
waters this evening and spread northeastward across southern waters
throughout Friday.

There remains some uncertainty on how close this low pressure system
will track near the southernmost waters. Should this low pressure
system track further northward than is currently expected, stronger
gales or storm force northeasterlies may develop over Georges Bank
and West Scotian Slope later this evening and overnight. Environment
and climate change Canada will continue to monitor the situation and
issue updates as new information becomes available.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, and Laurentian
Fan.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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