Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northerly 20 Saturday morning. Wind veering to northeast 15 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries or showers late this evening.

Risk of freezing spray Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 2 falling to minus 12 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 in the morning then veering to south 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 30 knots.

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.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located on a line north-south over
New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday approaching low 998 mb located southeast
of the Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM AST 18 January 2019 A trough of low pressure currently over New England will approach the
Maritimes this evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds ahead of
the trough will veer to strong to gale force northwesterly winds in
its wake. Widespread freezing spray is also expected tonight and on
Saturday as a very cold airmass settles over the region.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern half of Laurentian Fan, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and

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

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