West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 November 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots diminishing to south 5 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday morning then increasing to southwest 30 to 40 Thursday evening.

A few showers changing to rain Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017
Friday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 in the morning then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.
Sunday Wind north 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 November 2017

'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 10:30 AM PST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday By 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the Central Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located off Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:11 AM PST 22 November 2017 A frontal system over the Central Coast will continue to weaken
today. Gale force outflow winds over Dixon east will diminish near
noon. A second front will move up from southwest of Explorer to lie
over Queen Charlotte Sound this evening. Southerly gales over
Explorer and the west coast of Vancouver Island will spread to
central waters this afternoon.

A third approaching frontal system will track across the offshore
waters Thursday night. Ahead of the front, southerly gales will
develop over the offshore waters Thursday evening then spread to
central and northern waters overnight.

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