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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 01 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 30 late overnight except south 35 near Haida Gwaii overnight and Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early Thursday afternoon and to light Thursday evening.

Periods of rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight except 4 to 6 over southern sections overnight and Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2023
Friday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning then becoming west 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 01 February 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 9:30 PM PST 1 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 1 February 2023 An approaching frontal system will track northeastwards across the
offshore waters tonight and Haida Gwaii on Thursday. Southeasterly
gales ahead of this front over southern and central waters late this
evening will spread into northern waters overnight.

The southeast gales will continue through Thursday and increase to
storm force from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver
Island.

Winds will ease to light to moderate southwesterlies over northern
waters Thursday evening but continue to be solid gale force
southeasterlies over the central waters.

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