West Coast Haida Gwaii


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 18 October 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 late this evening except west 15 to 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms tonight.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2017

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 Thursday evening.

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 5 to 7 after midnight then subsiding to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2017
Friday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots veering to southwest 30.
Sunday Wind west 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 October 2017

'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 9:30 PM PDT 18 October 2017 Tonight and Thursday By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PDT 18 October 2017 A low pressure centre over Northern Bowie will track across Haida
Gwaii tonight. South of the low, strong to gale force westerlies over
offshore, central and northern waters will continue tonight. In its
wake, winds over the offshore waters will shift to gale force
northwesterly Thursday morning.

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