West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 40 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday morning and to southeast 10 to 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind north 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 976 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 990 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 AM PDT 25 October 2016 An intense 976 MB low over Northern Explorer will track slowly
northward today and weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central
Bowie late tonight. A second 990 MB low will approach Southern
Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters gale to storm force southeast winds will ease to
strong to gale force southerlies this morning and then to moderate
To strong southeast tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will prevail over the inner straits today. The second low will bring
southeast gales to southern sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
gale force southeast this morning while the far north will
Experience strong northeast winds today except gale force outflow
near the mainland inlets. Winds will become strong to gale force
southeast overnight then moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday.

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