Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 16 December 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to east 15 knots late this evening and to east 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to east 35 Monday morning then diminishing to northerly 20 to 25 Monday evening.

Rain and fog patches beginning Monday morning changing to showers or flurries Monday evening.

Temperatures near plus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM 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 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday 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 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4720N
6350W to 4850N 6350W to 5000N 6530W to 4955N 6450W to 4920N 6400W to
4840N 6200W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 8:00 PM 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 8:00 PM AST 16 December 2018 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
to Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday departing ridge located east 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 987 mb located south of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM AST 16 December 2018 A low pressure system south of Long Island this evening will
redevelop south of Nova Scotia on Monday. Strong to gale force
easterly winds will spread ahead of this system across much of the
district tonight and Monday. Strong to gale force westerlies will
develop in its wake over the southern slope waters late in the day
Monday. These westerly gales will likely spread to the remainder of
the district on Tuesday.

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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