West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind southeast 15 to 25 Saturday.

Rain ending after midnight. Showers Saturday morning and afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 early this evening then subsiding to 4 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 March 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 PM PDT 22 March 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening trough located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low located over the southern Alaska
panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 22 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over the offshore waters with an associated
low pressure centre off Cape Scott will move northward to reach the
Alaska Panhandle late overnight.

Southeast gales west of Haida Gwaii will prevail ahead of the
Trough. Ahead of the low, winds will reach gale to storm force in
Queen Charlotte Sound and near the headlands of Northwestern
Vancouver island through early this evening. South to southeast
Gales are also expected to develop over the central and northern
waters tonight ahead of the low. Winds will shift to strong to gale
force southwesterly in the wake of the trough and low.

Another front will approach from offshore on Saturday spreading
strong to gale force southeasterlies to the offshore waters.

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