Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 21 March 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots backing to easterly 15 to 20 late overnight then veering to southeast 25 near noon Friday. Wind increasing to easterly 35 Friday afternoon then diminishing to southerly 20 Friday evening.

Showers or freezing drizzle late overnight. Rain beginning Friday afternoon. Fog patches forming late overnight.

Low tonight zero. High Friday plus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind south 20 to 25 knots veering to westerly 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind westerly 20 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday Open water. 

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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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4600N 5930W to 4545N 5650W to Newfoundland
near 4650N 5550W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 21 March 2019

'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 ADT 21 March 2019 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight deepening low 999 mb located southwest
of Long Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Friday low 979 mb located over southern Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:48 PM ADT 21 March 2019 A developing low pressure system will approach southwestern waters
Friday morning and will move to lie over Southern Maine by Friday
evening. Winds will increase to gale force easterlies ahead of the
low then shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters. In addition, higher than normal water levels can be expected
during high tide along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and parts of
the Bay of Fundy coast on Friday.

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