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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:26 AM PST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 early this afternoon then becoming northwest 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 late overnight then increasing to south 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to south 35 Sunday evening.

Rain ending this evening. Rain Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 February 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:28 AM PST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots veering to west 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.

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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 04:26 AM PST 04 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 4:00 AM PST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Cape St. James
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located over Vancouver
Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 4 February 2023 A frontal system over Explorer will track eastward today and tonight,
producing widespread gales from Dixon east to Explorer. Winds will
strengthen further to storm force later this morning from Hecate
Strait to West Vancouver Island.

Northwesterly gales will spread from west to east in the wake of the
system.

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