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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 September 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to southeast 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight except northwest 10 to 15 south of the Brooks Peninsula Thursday evening.

Periods of drizzle this afternoon tonight and Thursday morning. Fog patches dissipating late this morning. Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating near noon Thursday.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 September 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 early this evening then building to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 September 2020
Friday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 September 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 September 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 6:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PDT 30 September 2020 A cold approaching Haida Gwaii this morning will stall and weaken
over Hecate Strait this afternoon. Ahead of the front, southeasterly
gales over northern coastal waters will prevail into this afternoon.

Another frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters
late Thursday, bringing southeasterly gales to Bowie.

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