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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early this afternoon and to light early this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 5 to 15 late overnight and to south 15 to 25 Friday morning except south 30 near Cape St. James Friday afternoon and evening. Wind diminishing to light Friday evening except south 20 near Cape St. James.

Periods of rain ending Friday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots backing to southwest 30 to 40.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 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 4:00 AM PST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located south of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 11:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system over the northern waters is producing southeasterly
storm force winds from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of
Vancouver Island and southeasterly gale force winds off the west
coast of Vancouver Island.

Winds will ease southerly moderate across northern waters this
evening. However, winds will remain southerly gale force across the
central waters and along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another frontal system
approaches. Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force
across the inner northern waters Friday morning and across inner
South Coast waters Friday afternoon.

Winds will ease to strong south or southeast across northern, central
and south waters Friday evening. There will be a brief period of
southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south and the
mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of the
frontal system.

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