West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening and to southeast 40 to 50 near midnight. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early Sunday morning except southeast 40 to 50 near Cape St. James Sunday morning. Wind becoming south 30 to 40 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning this evening and ending Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 in the morning and to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 06 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PM PST 6 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the South Coast.
By 5:00 a.m. PST Sunday ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 6 February 2016 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters this afternoon.
The system will move eastward to Bowie by Sunday morning and will
reach the North Coast by Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale
to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over northern and
central waters later today through Sunday.

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