Halifax Harbour and Approaches
Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 December 2018
Today Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to east 15 to 20 knots this evening then becoming east 20 overnight except east 30 in the Approaches. Wind increasing to east 35 Monday morning then diminishing to northerly 25 Monday evening.
Snow or rain beginning Monday morning changing to rain near noon Monday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Temperatures zero rising to plus 5 Monday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4705N
6400W to 4850N 6350W to 4925N 6515W to 4935N 6640W to 4955N 6605W to
4845N 6155W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from 4745N 6130W to 4715N 6215W to 4705N
6155W to 4735N 6110W to 4745N 6130W. Sea ice within the ice edge.
Warnings (In effect)
Halifax Harbour and ApproachesIssued 03:00 AM AST 16 December 2018
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM AST 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing trough located southeast of the
At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight deepening low 1002 mb located south of
By 3:30 p.m. AST Monday low 983 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over southern Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:53 AM AST 16 December 2018 A trough of low pressure southeast of the marine district will
continue to pull away from the region this morning. Strong to gale
force northwesterlies will persist over eastern waters today in the
wake of the trough.
A low pressure system is expected to deepen as it tracks up the U.S.
seaboard tonight to lie south of Nova Scotia on Monday. Strong to
gale force easterly winds are forecast to develop ahead of this
system across much of the district tonight and Monday with strong to
possibly gale force westerlies in its wake over the southern slope
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port - southeastern half
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan - northeastern half
- Laurentian Fan - southwestern half
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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