West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except southwest 30 near Cape St. James late this morning. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to west 15 to 25 Tuesday morning. Wind backing to south 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon then increasing to southeast 50 Tuesday evening.

A few showers ending Tuesday morning. Risk of thunderstorms overnight and Tuesday morning. Rain beginning Tuesday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 late this evening then building to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Thursday Wind south 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming south 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 1000 mb located over the
North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 16 October 2017 A low over the North Coast will move inland near noon today.
The trailing cold front will move across the central waters this
evening and the South Coast overnight. Strong to gale force
Southerly winds will persist over the central and south
Coast this evening. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

Another frontal system will approach the northern and central waters
late Tuesday. Winds will rise quickly to gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system Tuesday night.

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