West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 December 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this evening and to southwest 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 after midnight and to southeast 50 to 65 late Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon.

Rain beginning late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 December 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this evening then building to 7 to 10 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 December 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 6:44 PM PST 14 December 2018

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 09:20 AM PST 14 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PST 14 December 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing ridge located over the South
Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 14 December 2018 A frontal system on a line north-south over Southern Vancouver Island
this afternoon will depart into the British Columbia Interior early
this evening.

Over northern and central waters, strong to gale force northwesterly
winds will ease to light to moderate westerly this evening.
Over southern waters, gale force southeast winds ahead of the front
will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in the wake of the
frontal passage.

Another intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters
tonight then move onto the mainland coast on Saturday. Widespread
gale to storm force southeast winds will be generated ahead of the
front with hurricane force winds over parts of the northern and
central waters.

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