West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 23 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 near midnight and to variable 5 to 15 Friday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late Friday afternoon.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM 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 PM 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:45 PM 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 9:30 PM PDT 23 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located from Haida
Gwaii to Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located from Hecate Strait to
Cape Scott.

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 9:23 PM PDT 23 March 2017 A cold front stretching from Hecate Strait to Southern Vancouver
Island will weaken tonight. Along the front, widespread gale force
southeasterlies will continue tonight. Storm force southeasterlies
over central waters and waters just west of Vancouver Island will
ease to marginal gale force tonight.

The low pressure centre associated with the cold front will drift
from the offshore waters to Haida Gwaii Friday. Ahead of the
Low, gale force southeasterly winds will shift to gale force
northwesterly in its wake.

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