West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 this evening then increasing to south 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to south 25 late Tuesday morning and to south 15 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain ending early Tuesday morning. Showers beginning late Tuesday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to south 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind south 15 to 25 knots veering to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2015

'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 PM PST 30 November 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday departing frontal system located over
the North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1001 mb located over southeastern
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1004 mb located over Queen Charlotte

At 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying frontal system located
over Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Vancouver

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PST 30 November 2015 A north to south aligned front west of Haida Gwaii will move eastward
through the North Coast tonight. Meanwhile, a 1001 millibar low
Over Explorer will track northeastward to lie off Cape Scott this

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most
Waters ahead of the front and low. Storm force southeasterlies
Off the west coast of Vancouver Island and off the Central Coast will
spread to Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East this evening.

On Tuesday, another frontal system will move through the South Coast
bringing gale to storm force southeasterlies, while winds remain
mostly moderate to strong southerly over the north.

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