West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late this morning and to northwest 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 after midnight then increasing to southerly 20 to 30 Thursday morning. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Showers ending near noon. Rain beginning Thursday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 near midnight then building to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15.
Sunday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over eastern Pacific Ocean.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM PST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the Eastern Pacific will continue to
generate northwesterly gales across the outer waters today.
These gales will diminish tonight as the ridge weakens.

On Thursday, a frontal system will move across Bowie and spread
southerly gales to the northern waters. Winds will become gale force
westerlies in the wake of the system.

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