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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to south 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to south 10 to 15 near noon Thursday then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to showers near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 early Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020
Friday Wind southerly 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2020

'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 22 January 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the North Coast to Port Hardy.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening cold front located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 22 January 2020 A frontal system located from west coast of Haida Gwaii to west coast
of Vancouver Island this afternoon will continue to move eastward and
cross the North Coast overnight. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale force southwest
In its wake.

The trailing cold front will lie across the Central Coast Thursday
morning and move across the South Coast Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies will persist ahead of the front then ease
to moderate to strong southerlies in its wake.

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