West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 near midnight then backing to north 10 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 2 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Monday Wind east 20 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to north 10 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior today through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.

A weakening frontal system over Haida Gwaii is giving gale
Force easterlies to northern and central waters today. A low pressure
centre associated with this system will move over Northern Explorer
by this afternoon with gale force southwesterly
Winds over Explorer.

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