West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 early this morning except southwest 35 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Monday morning.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 overnight then subsiding to 4 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015

'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 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.

At noon PST today trough located on a line east-west over Haida
Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 1 February 2015 A Pacific frontal system over Western Queen Charlotte Sound will move
over the North Coast this morning. Ahead of the system, strong to
gale force southeasterlies can be expected over the central and
northern waters. Winds will shift to strong to gale southwesterlies
in the wake of the front.

In addition, gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue
near Portland Inlet and Douglas Channel through Monday.

Another frontal system will move over Queen Charlotte Sound Monday
morning from the southwest. Strong to gale force southeasterlies can
be expected ahead of this system over most waters tonight.

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