West Coast Haida Gwaii


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming north 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to east 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Showers ending this morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 near midnight and to 2 Sunday afternoon.

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 this afternoon and to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014
Monday Wind east 35 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014

'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 PST 27 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1010 mb located over Hecate Strait.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1015 mb located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday ridge located over western Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 27 December 2014 A low pressure centre over Hecate Strait will slide down the BC coast
today and reach the Lower Mainland this evening. In its wake, gale
force northwesterlies over northern waters will spread southward
later today and tonight.

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