West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 20 late this afternoon then backing to easterly 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 overnight.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 6 to 8 near noon then subsiding to 4 to 6 this evening. Seas subsiding to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2017
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 20 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 07:38 AM PST 16 January 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 4:00 AM PST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over the Central
Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low located near the Gulf of
Alaska.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 987 mb located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 983 mb located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 16 January 2017 A frontal system over Central Coast will slide southwards over
Vancouver Island this afternoon. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
to 55 knots will ease slightly this morning.

The associated low pressure centre over Gulf of Alaska will weaken
today. Gale to storm force southwesterlies over offshore waters will
ease today.

Another low pressure system will approach the offshore waters today.
Gale and storm force southeasterlies will re-strengthen over the
central and northern waters tonight. Gale force winds will spread
into the South Coast overnight into Tuesday.

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