Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 19 January 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 15 this afternoon and to light early this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 10 to 15 late overnight and to northeast 20 early Sunday morning. Wind veering to east 25 late Sunday morning with gusts to 35 in the Approaches. Wind becoming southeast 35 Sunday afternoon with gusts to 45 in the Approaches.

Snow beginning early Sunday morning changing to rain and fog patches Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Risk of freezing spray this afternoon. Freezing spray Sunday morning.

High today minus 5. Low tonight minus 13. High Sunday plus 8.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2019
Monday Wind south 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind westerly 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 3 tenths new ice in some bays. 

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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
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

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 4550N 5910W to 4840N 6200W to 4920N 6120W to 4920N 5950W to
5000N 5800W to 4825N 5935W to Newfoundland near 4805N 5910W.

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 19 January 2019

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 19 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing trough located from Newfoundland
to Laurentian Fan.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located north of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday deepening low 995 mb located southeast of
the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 986 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM AST 19 January 2019 A trough of low pressure currently over the southeastern section of
the marine district will move away from the district today. Strong to
gale force northwesterly winds in the wake of the trough will
gradually diminish today as a ridge of high pressure approaches from
the west. Widespread freezing spray is also expected today as a very
cold airmass settles over the region.

A large low pressure system will reach the maritime waters by Sunday
morning. Gale to potentially storm force east to southerly winds will
spread throughout the marine district on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
marine waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, eastern shore, Sable,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

In addition, higher than normal water levels combined with heavy
pounding surf are expected along parts of the Atlantic Coast during
high tide Sunday night and Monday.

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