West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwesterly 20 to 30 this afternoon. Wind southwesterly 20 to 30 tonight. Wind westerly 20 to 30 Wednesday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 late this evening then building to 4 to 6 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2018
Thursday Wind southwesterly 25 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning.
Friday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southeasterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 November 2018

'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 10:30 AM PST 13 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 982 mb located northwest of Haida Gwaii.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing low 987 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening cold front located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 6:00 p.m. PST tonight departing cold front located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching trough located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 13 November 2018 A low northwest of Haida Gwaii will track northward onto the Alaskan
Panhandle early this afternoon. Meanwhile the associated cold front
will weaken as it moves southward over Vancouver Island this
afternoon. A trough of low pressure well offshore today will
Approach Vancouver Island tonight.

Over northern and central waters and off Northern Vancouver Island,
gale force southeast winds continue along the front. Winds will
gradually shift to widespread strong to gale force southwest by this
afternoon.

Over southern waters, local southeast gales off Southwest Vancouver
island will spread to the Northern Strait of Georgia tonight as the
trough approaches.

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