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West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 this morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 near midnight then becoming west 20 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday and to south 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain Tuesday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 overnight.

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021
Wednesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 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 10:30 AM PDT 27 September 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 986 mb located 90 miles northwest of
Cape St. James.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located over Prince
Rupert.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At noon PDT Tuesday cold front located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 27 September 2021 A 982 MB low 90 miles southwest of cape St. James will move across
Haida Gwaii today and then inland across Prince Rupert this evening
as it weakens.

Widespread southerly gales over northern and central waters and west
of Vancouver Island will shift to northwest gales to the west of the
low. Winds will diminish overnight as a ridge of high pressure builds
in from the west.

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