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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this morning and to southeast 35 to 45 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 late this afternoon then veering to westerly 10 to 20 this evening. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind variable 5 to 15 Thursday.

Rain beginning early this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 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 AM PDT 23 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:02 AM PDT 23 October 2019 A Pacific frontal system approaching Bowie this morning will move
across the North Coast late today. The front will become nearly
stationary across the central waters overnight and Thursday.

Over northern waters winds will rise to strong to gale force
southeast this morning then to gale to storm force southeast this
afternoon. Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerly in the
Wake of the front then to light to moderate tonight.

Over central waters winds will rise to southeast gales this afternoon
and then remain strong to gale force southerly tonight through
Thursday.

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