Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

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.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 December 2018
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 20.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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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 15 December 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First 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.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight deepening low 1002 mb located south of
Long Island.
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 Statement

Issued 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
waters.

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.

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