Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 10 to 15 near noon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 15 overnight and to southwest 20 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 30 near noon Saturday then diminishing to west 20 Saturday afternoon.

Chance of flurries or showers Saturday morning and afternoon.

High today minus 5. Low tonight minus 10. High Saturday plus 4.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday 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 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

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

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4840N 6135W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and 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 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 989 mb located south of East Scotian
Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 987 mb located south of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday low 990 mb located over central Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday low 987 mb located northeast of Anticosti
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:36 AM AST 19 January 2018 A low pressure system currently south of East Scotian Slope will move
eastward to lie south of the Grand Banks by this evening. Strong to
gale force northeasterly winds over the southern district will
diminish west to east this afternoon.

Another low pressure system from Central Quebec will track
southeastward Saturday to lie near Anticosti Island by Saturday
afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds are forecast over
the southern district beginning Saturday morning and will persist
until Sunday morning.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern
shore, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope and Banquereau.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northumberland Strait-eastern half, Gulf-Magdalen and
Anticosti.

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