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Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 27 May 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon and to southwest 20 to 25 Thursday morning.

Fog patches.

High today plus 18. Low tonight plus 12. High Thursday plus 21.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 27 May 2020
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to north 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2020 Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2020

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 27 May 2020

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are 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 ADT 27 May 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today trough located on a line east-west over
New Brunswick.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight dissipating trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today Tropical Storm Bertha 1009 mb located at
32.7N 79.4W.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday tropical depression Bertha located at
35.8N 81.0W.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 1000 mb located over northern Ontario.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Thursday low 1010 mb located north of Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today quasi-stationary ridge located southeast
of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM ADT 27 May 2020 Tropical information statement.

As of 10:00 A.M. ADT on Wednesday, newly-formed tropical storm Bertha
is located near latitude 32.7 north, longitude 79.4 west, or about 30
nautical miles east-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina. Bertha
is moving towards the northwest at about 8 knots and has maximum
sustained winds of 40 knots. Bertha is expected to weaken to a
tropical depression after moving inland over South Carolina later
today and is currently not expected to affect the marine district.

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