West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 October 2017

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 this evening and to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 Tuesday morning then backing to south 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 50 Tuesday evening.

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

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 October 2017

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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 PM PDT 16 October 2017
Wednesday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 4:00 PM 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 16 October 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
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 3:49 PM PDT 16 October 2017 A cold front over the Central Coast will move southward to lie over
the South Coast overnight. Strong to gale force southerly winds over
the central and southern waters 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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