West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 this morning then increasing to easterly 20 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Friday morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon.

Rain beginning near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to south 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017

'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 7:48 AM PDT 23 March 2017 Today At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located west of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located from Queen Charlotte
Sound to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday low located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 23 March 2017 A cold front will track across Explorer this morning then lie along
the coast stretched from Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island by this
evening. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop
over Explorer this morning then spread eastwards and become
widespread over most marine regions by this afternoon. Winds will
increase to storm force southeasterlies this afternoon over waters
just west of Vancouver Island as the front approaches. The winds
Will ease to marginal gale force southeasterlies tonight.

The low pressure centre associated with the cold front will slowly
drift from the offshore waters to Haida Gwaii Friday. The winds
Ahead of the low will be marginal gale force southeasterly winds.
The winds behind the low will shift to marginal gale force northwest
winds.

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