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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots early this evening and to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Monday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 late Monday morning.

Rain overnight and Monday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this evening then building to 2 to 3 early Monday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 late Monday morning and to 5 to 7 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019
Tuesday Wind southerly 40 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southerly 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019

'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 PM PDT 13 October 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.

By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 13 October 2019 A strong frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
evening and move eastward to lie over Haida Gwaii early Monday
evening. The front then continues its journey crossing the Central
Coast early Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the front
over northern and central waters on Monday morning and reach northern
sections of west coast Vancouver Island Monday evening. Gale force
winds will continue down the rest of Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

A second low pressure system will quickly move into outer waters
early Tuesday morning bringing gale force southerly winds.

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