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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 December 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 40 knots veering to northwest 35 this morning then diminishing to west 25 to 30 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 20 after midnight and to west 10 to 15 Tuesday morning. Wind becoming light Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries this morning.

High today plus 1. Low tonight minus 4. High Tuesday plus 1.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 December 2019
Wednesday Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northerly 35.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2019 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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4540N 6130W to 4630N 6155W
to 4730N 6415W to 4850N 6335W to 4850N 6110W to 5040N 5755W to
Newfoundland near 4840N 5855W. Sea ice southwest then west then
north of the ice edge

Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
Pointe a Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
Tadoussac to Pointe a Michel
Northumberland Strait
Gulf - Magdalen
Anticosti
Gulf - Port au Port
Northeast Gulf.
Open water except 5 tenths new ice along parts of the coasts.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 December 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 3:00 AM AST 16 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing trough located over Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday ridge located over the Maritimes.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday approaching trough located west of
Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM AST 16 December 2019 A trough extending southward over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will move
east of Newfoundland today. Gale to storm force westerlies will
gradually diminish tonight and Tuesday.

Late Tuesday, another trough will approach the region from Southern
New England. Winds will become moderate easterlies ahead of the
trough and then increase to strong southeasterlies. There is a
possibility of gale force southerlies over the Scotian Slope waters
late Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Sable, East Scotian Slope, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf -
Magdalen - northeastern half and Anticosti. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters.

In addition, freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait
and all of the Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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