West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 March 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Friday afternoon then veering to southwest 30 to 40 Friday evening.

Showers beginning after midnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 late overnight and to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 5 to 15.
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 March 2019

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 March 2019 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 9:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening frontal system located over Bowie.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Friday low located over central Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday intensifying low located near Cape
St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:09 PM PDT 21 March 2019 A frontal system west of Bowie will track slowly eastward overnight.
Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies over the
northern and central waters will prevail tonight.

An intensifying trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by Friday evening with an
associated low pressure centre which will head for Cape St James.
Ahead of the trough, southeasterly gales will develop across Explorer
overnight and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday
morning. As the trough moves northward, southeasterly winds will
Rise quickly to gale force over central waters and northern waters
late Friday. Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly
in the wake of the trough.

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