West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this afternoon and to southeast 35 to 40 this evening. Wind southeast 35 to 40 Monday.

Rain beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 late this morning and to 5 early this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2018
Tuesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2018

'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 21 October 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PDT 21 October 2018 A big low pressure system will remain over northeast Pacific in the
next few days. A series of frontal systems rotating around the low
will pass through BC waters.

The first front located west of Bowie this morning will move
Eastward to Bowie tonight and remain in the region on Monday. The
second front will approach the offshore waters later Monday.

Gale force southerly winds over Bowie will spread to northern and
central waters tonight and continue through Monday.

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