072  
FPCN10 CWHF 220930  
FORECAST FOR HALIFAX HARBOUR AND APPROACHES ISSUED BY  
METOC HALIFAX AT 220930Z JANUARY 2018.  
 
1. WARNING STATEMENT.  
 
FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT  
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT  
 
LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IS EXPECTED TODAY IN THE MODERATE NORTHWEST  
FLOW. ON TUESDAY A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST.  
WINDS INCREASE TO STRONG EASTERLY THEN VEER TO SOUTHEAST AND  
INCREASE TO STRONG TO GALE FORCE SOUTHERLY LATE IN THE EVENING AS  
THE LOW NEARS.  
 
2. FORECAST VALID 10-22Z 22 JANUARY.  
 
WINDS - HARBOUR/BEDFORD BASIN (KTS): NORTHWEST 10 TO 15. OCCASIONAL  
GUSTS TO 20 EARLY THIS MORNING.  
WINDS - APPROACHES (KTS): NORTHWEST 10 TO 15. OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 20  
EARLY THIS MORNING.  
SKY/WEATHER: MAINLY CLOUDY.  
VISIBILITY (NM): 6 PLUS.  
TEMPERATURE - DOCKYARD (C): STEADY NEAR MINUS 4.  
TEMPERATURE - APPROACHES (C): STEADY NEAR MINUS 3.  
FREEZING SPRAY: LIGHT ENDING LATE THIS AFTERNOON.  
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - APPROACHES (M): ONE OR LESS.  
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE - APPROACHES (C): 2 TO 4.  
 
3. FORECAST VALID 22Z 22 JANUARY - 10Z 23 JANUARY.  
 
WINDS - HARBOUR/BEDFORD BASIN (KTS): LIGHT INCREASING TO EAST 15 TO  
20 OVERNIGHT.  
WINDS - APPROACHES (KTS): LIGHT INCREASING TO EAST 20 OVERNIGHT.  
SKY/WEATHER: MAINLY CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW BEGINNING OVERNIGHT.  
VISIBILITY (NM): 6 PLUS.  
TEMPERATURE - DOCKYARD (C): LOW MINUS 9 RISING TO MINUS 4 OVERNIGHT.  
TEMPERATURE - APPROACHES (C): RISING TO PLUS ONE OVERNIGHT.  
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - APPROACHES (M): LESS THAN ONE BUILDING TO  
ONE TO 2 OVERNIGHT.  
 
4. FORECAST VALID 10Z 23 JANUARY - 04Z 24 JANUARY.  
 
WINDS - HARBOUR/BEDFORD BASIN (KTS): EAST 20 TO 25 VEERING TO  
SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 IN THE AFTERNOOON AND INCREASING TO SOUTH 25 TO  
30 GUSTING 35 LATE IN THE EVENING.  
WINDS - APPROACHES (KTS): EAST 25 INCREASING TO SOUTHEAST 25 TO 30  
IN THE AFTERNOON AND TO SOUTH 25 TO GALES 35 LATE IN THE EVENING.  
SKY/WEATHER: SNOW BECOMING MIXED WITH ICE PELLETS LATE IN THE  
MORNING AND CHANGING TO RAIN AND MIST NEAR NOON. RISK OF FREEZING  
RAIN LATE IN THE MORNING. FOG PATCHES DEVELOPING IN THE AFTERNOON.  
VISIBILITY (NM): ONE TO 4 IN PRECIPITATION AND MIST EXCEPT ONE HALF  
IN FOG PATCHES.  
TEMPERATURE - DOCKYARD (C): HIGH PLUS 5.  
TEMPERATURE - APPROACHES (C): HIGH 6.  
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - APPROACHES (M): ONE TO 2 BUILDING TO 2 TO  
3 IN THE AFTERNOON AND TO 3 TO 4 IN THE EVENING.  
 
5. OUTLOOK DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY.  
 
WINDS (KTS): SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30.  
SKY/WEATHER: A FEW SHOWERS ENDING EARLY IN THE MORNING THEN  
CLEARING. A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUD LATER IN THE DAY WITH A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS OR FLURRIES.  
MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE (C): 6 FALLING TO ZERO IN THE EVENING.  
 
6. OUTLOOK DAY 4 - THURSDAY 25 JANUARY.  
 
WINDS (KTS): NORTHWEST 15 TO 20.  
SKY/WEATHER: MAINLY CLOUDY.  
MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE (C): MINUS 6 / MINUS 8.  
 
7. OUTLOOK DAY 5 - FRIDAY 26 JANUARY.  
 
WINDS (KTS): NORTHWEST 15 TO 20.  
SKY/WEATHER: A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUD.  
MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE (C): MINUS 6 / MINUS 12.  
 
END/METOC-HFX  
 
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