Halifax Harbour and Approaches
Issued 10:00 AM AST 14 December 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 20 this afternoon then increasing to southwest 25 late overnight. Wind veering to west 20 near noon Saturday then to northwest 15 Saturday evening.
Showers beginning late overnight and ending near noon Saturday.
Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 6 Saturday morning.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4705N
6400W to 4850N 6350W to 4925N 6515W to 4935N 6640W to 4955N 6605W to
4845N 6155W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from 4745N 6130W to 4715N 6215W to 4705N
6155W to 4735N 6110W to 4745N 6130W. Sea ice within the ice edge.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:00 AM AST 14 December 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located south of the Marine District.
At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located over New England.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday trough located from Cabot Strait to
East Scotian Slope.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:39 AM AST 14 December 2018 A ridge of high pressure over West Scotian Slope will move
southeastward today to lie south of the marine district this evening.
Strong westerlies over eastern and northern waters will back to
strong southwesterlies today as the ridge moves eastward.
A trough of low pressure approaching from the west will track across
the marine district on Saturday. Strong to gale force southwesterlies
will develop ahead of the trough tonight then veer to strong to gale
force northwesterlies on Saturday in its wake.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait -
northern half, Gulf Magdalen - northeastern half and Anticosti.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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