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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots except south 25 to 35 near Cape St. James. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early this evening then veering to southwest 20 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight and to southeast 40 Saturday morning. Wind becoming northwest 40 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending this afternoon. Rain overnight and Saturday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 12:33 PM PST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening then building to 4 to 6 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 1:08 PM PST 03 February 2023

'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 PST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST today low 996 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:10 AM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast to Explorer is
producing widespread southeasterly gales to the east of the system,
with an embedded swath of southeasterly storms from Queen Charlotte
Sound to the headlands of Vancouver Island today.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies late this morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters today.

Winds will ease this evening as both systems move inland, though
there will be a brief period of southwest gales across West Coast
Vancouver Island South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening in the wake of the low.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds. This
system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday evening with northwest gales
developing in its wake.

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