West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 May 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to south 10 to 15 early Sunday morning. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 late Sunday morning and to south 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon. Wind becoming west 25 Sunday evening.

Rain ending Sunday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2018
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots veering to north 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 May 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 May 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low located west of Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday low located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 26 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure lies over Northern Vancouver Island. A
Front is moving through northern waters today. A low pressure centre
will move northeast towards Haida Gwaii by late Sunday.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies for central and northern waters
today will veer to strong southwesterlies in the wake of the frontal
system. On Sunday, strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the low
over central and northern waters will veer into strong westerlies

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