West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots veering to west 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain or drizzle changing to a few showers early this evening then to rain late overnight and ending late Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 near midnight then building to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over Queen Charlotte
Sound extending southwestward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located over Cape Scott
extending southwestward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Prince
Rupert extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PDT 22 May 2017 A stalled frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from
Prince Rupert to Southern Bowie will remain in place through
This evening.

The front will eventually move across BC coast on Tuesday, pushed by
a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high pressure will rebuild
in the wake of the front and generate gale to locally storm force
northwesterly winds over the BC waters on Tuesday.

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