West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 April 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southerly 20 this evening then increasing to southeast 35 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 45 Saturday morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Rain beginning near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 April 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 PDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northwestern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 29 April 2016 A building ridge of high pressure over Haida Gwaii today will produce
strong to gale force west to northwest winds over southern waters.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong tonight.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and move onto the
North Coast by Saturday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds
will develop ahead of the front over northern waters.

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