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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 early Sunday morning.

Rain changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 23 January 2021

'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 PST 23 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 23 January 2021 A frontal system will cross northern and central waters tonight then
reach Central Vancouver Island by Sunday morning. The system will
continue moving southward to lie over the Washington state by early
Sunday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure will remain over west of
the offshore waters through Monday morning.

Ahead of the front, strong to marginal gale force southerly winds
will develop. In the wake of the front and ahead of the offshore
ridge, strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail
Over most waters through Monday morning. The winds will ease on
Monday afternoon as the ridge of high pressure weakens.

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