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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20 this morning then backing to northwest 10 to 20 early this afternoon. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 this evening then to south 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers beginning this evening changing to rain Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this morning then building to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots backing to northerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

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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 - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021

'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 5 March 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located off Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today high 990 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre off west coast Vancouver Island early this
morning will track northeastwards and move onto the Central Coast
late this afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
southeasterlies has developed over west coast Vancouver Island and
will spread to the inner South Coast later this morning. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over Queen Charlotte Sound and the
Central Coast this afternoon as the low moves over. In its wake the
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

Another front will move across BC waters on Saturday with gale to
storm force southerlies ahead of it and strong southwesterlies in its
wake.

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