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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 September 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 this morning then becoming southerly 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 overnight then veering to westerly 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning this evening changing to scattered showers Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 September 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 this evening and to 2 to 3 near midnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 September 2023
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 September 2023

'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 AM PDT 30 September 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PDT 30 September 2023 A ridge of high pressure continues to build towards the central
waters today. Northwesterly gales will continue over parts of
West Vancouver Island, Southern Explorer, and through Johnstone
Strait today.

A frontal system will slide eastward across Bowie Saturday evening.
Ahead of the system, southerly gales are expected over the northern
waters late Saturday.

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