Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 22 January 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this afternoon then increasing to easterly 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 25 Tuesday morning then veering to southerly 30 Tuesday evening.

Snow beginning late overnight changing to freezing rain or ice pellets Tuesday morning then to rain near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

High today minus 4. Low tonight minus 9. High Tuesday plus 6.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 January 2018
Wednesday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water. 

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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 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

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 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing low 968 mb located east of
Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located from James Bay to East
Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 995 mb located southwest of the
Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 995 mb located over southwestern
Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM AST 22 January 2018 Strong to gale force west to northwesterly winds in the wake of a low
pressure system east of Labrador will gradually diminish today as the
low pulls further away and a ridge of high pressure builds in from
the west.

A second low pressure system near the Great Lakes Tuesday morning
will track eastward towards the region. Strong to gale force winds
will spread across the district ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore,
LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, northern half of Banquereau, Cabot
Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and
Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fourchu, northern half of
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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