Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this evening and to light overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Thursday afternoon then diminishing to light Thursday evening.

Snow beginning Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray in the Approaches today.

Temperatures minus 12 rising to minus 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water 2 tenths grey 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 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4500N
6130W to 4430N 5835W to 4555N 5715W to 4720N 5850W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water 2 tenths grey ice in some bays.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located over the central Marine
District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday low 1007 mb located west of Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 998 mb located over East Scotian
Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure west of the Maritimes will gradually build
across the district tonight and Thursday. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies ahead of the ridge will diminish from west to east as
it nears the region. Meanwhile a low pressure system will approach
southwestern waters Thursday morning and will move to lie over East
Scotian Slope Thursday evening. Winds will strengthen to strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low then shift to strong to
gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian
Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half, and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen - southwestern half and
Chaleur-Miscou.

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