Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 16 November 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 30 knots increasing to easterly 45 early this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to north 15 to 20 late this evening then increasing to northwest 30 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Saturday evening.

Snow changing to rain early this afternoon and ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 1 rising to plus 7 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 November 2018
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4640N 6445W to to
New Brunswick near 4735N 6450W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4740N 6535W to
4755N 6540W to 4805N 6610W to New Brunswick near 4805N 6545W. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 16 November 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 16 November 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located over the eastern
Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 993 mb located southwest of the Marine
By 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday low 985 mb located near Cape Breton

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM AST 16 November 2018 An approaching low pressure system will track along Nova Scotia today
from the southwest to the northeast. As this low pressure system
tracks through the marine district gale to storm force easterlies
will develop ahead and south of the low, while strong to gale force
northeasterlies will develop north of it. Winds will then switch to
strong to gale force westerlies behind this system except over
southern and eastern waters where gale to storm force westerlies are

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable , East Scotian Slope and
Banquereau. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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