West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots backing to easterly 10 to 20 early this afternoon then increasing to easterly 20 to 30 this evening. Wind veering to southerly 15 to 25 after midnight then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 near noon Friday.

Chance of showers changing to rain late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to south 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 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 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 23 March 2017 A cold front will track across Explorer this morning then lie along
the coast stretched from Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island by this
evening. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop
over Explorer this morning then spread eastwards and become
widespread over most marine regions by this afternoon. Winds will
increase to storm force southeasterlies this afternoon over waters
just west of Vancouver Island as the front approaches. The winds
Will ease to marginal gale force southeasterlies tonight.

The low pressure centre associated with the cold front will slowly
drift from the offshore waters to Haida Gwaii Friday. The winds
Ahead of the low will be marginal gale force southeasterly winds.
The winds behind the low will shift to marginal gale force northwest
winds.

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