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Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 September 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 knots diminishing to light near noon then increasing to northeast 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 20 to 25 overnight and to northeast 30 Tuesday morning except northeast 40 in the Approaches. Wind becoming northeast 40 Tuesday afternoon with gusts to 50 then diminishing to northeast 25 Tuesday evening.

Rain Tuesday. Fog patches forming Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain and in fog patches.

Temperatures plus 6 rising to plus 17 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 September 2020
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwesterly 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

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

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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)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 September 2020

'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 Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM ADT 21 September 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today Hurricane Teddy 963 mb located at 29.7N
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday Hurricane Teddy 960 mb located at 36.6N

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Tuesday Hurricane Teddy 961 mb located at 39.9N

At 3:00 a.m. ADT today quasi-stationary ridge located over the

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:46 AM ADT 21 September 2020 Hurricane Teddy is forecast to impact the marine areas tonight,
Tuesday, and into Wednesday. At this time, gale force winds and high
waves will begin late this evening over southern waters. Storm to
hurricane force winds are expected across southwestern waters on
Tuesday with gale to storm force winds further to the north and east.

At 3:00 A.M. ADT, hurricane Teddy is located near latitude 29.7 north
and longitude 63.5 west, about 170 nautical miles south-southeast of
Bermuda. Maximum sustained winds are estimated at 90 knots and
central pressure at 963 MB. Teddy is moving north-northwest at 5

Marine interests are advised that hurricane warnings are in effect
for Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope and East Scotian Slope.
Storm warnings are in effect for Lurcher, Browns Bank, southwestern
shore, LaHave Bank, eastern shore, Sable, and Laurentian Fan.
Gale warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, Fourchu,
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, and
Gulf-Magdalen-southern half.

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