West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 06 December 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots after midnight and to southeast 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to east 25 to 35 early Wednesday evening.

A few showers Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2016
Thursday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming east 20 to 30.
Saturday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming light late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 06 December 2016

'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 9:30 PM PST 6 December 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday deepening frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Wednesday deepening frontal system located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:42 PM PST 6 December 2016 A strong Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior. Gale force outflow winds are occurring through mainland
inlets with generally light to moderate winds elsewhere. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near the mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system will approach Explorer late Wednesday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the
Low and gradually move into West Vancouver Island marine regions
overnight Wednesday.

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