West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 January 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 early Thursday morning then becoming east 25 late Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 7 to 10 after midnight then subsiding to 5 to 7 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northeasterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 17 January 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 9:30 PM PST 17 January 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 964 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary low 972 mb located
100 miles southwest of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PST 17 January 2018 A strong low pressure system over the central offshore waters will
move to lie near 100 miles southwest of Cape St James by Thursday
morning and remain stationary. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the low will continue tonight across most waters and ease
To strong to gale force near noon Thursday. South of the low, storm
to hurricane force southwesterlies over Southern Explorer will ease
to gale force Thursday afternoon.

In the wake of the low, the winds over Bowie will shift to strong to
gale force northerlies on Thursday.

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