West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to south 15 early Thursday morning then increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon Thursday. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 Thursday afternoon and to south 40 to 45 Thursday evening.

A few showers ending early Thursday morning. Rain beginning Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2017
Friday Wind south 40 to 50 knots becoming south 35 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind west 10 to 20 knots backing to south 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 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 4:00 PM PDT 29 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low located over BC interior.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over 53N 146W
extending southeastward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 29 March 2017 Strong to gale force westerlies in the wake of a passing cold front
will persist over central and eastern sections of Juan de Fuca
Strait tonight.

On Thursday morning, a cold front will approach the offshore waters.
The cold front will lie over Bowie by late Thursday evening. Ahead
Of the front winds will rise to gale to storm force southeasterlies
over offshore and northern waters.

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