Halifax Harbour and Approaches

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 25 November 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots early this morning then backing to south 15 early this afternoon. Wind backing to southeast 20 early this evening then diminishing to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 15 near noon Sunday and to west 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon with gusts to 30 in the Approaches Sunday evening.

Chance of showers overnight. A few showers beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures plus 5 rising to plus 12 this afternoon then falling to plus 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 25 November 2017
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon then veering to northwest 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 20.
Wednesday Wind southwest 30 knots veering to northwest 25 to 30.

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 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 Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 June 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 25 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday trough located over New Brunswick.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1002 mb located south of Georges Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 991 mb located southeast of Cape
Breton Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM AST 25 November 2017 A low pressure system will approach from south of Georges Bank
tonight and intensify as it tracks northeastward across Sable Island
Sunday morning and into Newfoundland Sunday evening. Strong south to
southeast winds will develop ahead of the low and will reach gale
force over eastern waters overnight into Sunday morning. Strong to
gale force westerlies will develop in the wake of the low on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for Georges
Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Banquereau, Laurentian
Fan, and Anticosti - western half.

...Outlook for the start of the Southwest Nova lobster fishery...

Sunday..Winds westerly 15 knots increasing northwest 25 knots near
noon and to northwest 30 knots in the afternoon.

Monday..Winds northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 20 near
noon then increasing to northwest 25 in the evening.

Tuesday..Winds northwest 15 to 20 knots in the morning diminishing to
variable 10 knots near noon backing southwesterly 20 knots in the
evening.

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