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West Coast Haida Gwaii

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 September 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind backing to southerly 15 to 20 Friday morning then veering to westerly 10 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers this evening. Risk of thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight.

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to west 15 to 25.
Monday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 September 2021

'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 PDT 16 September 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.
By midnight PDT tonight departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Victoria.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 16 September 2021 An approaching Pacific frontal system west of the offshore waters
will move across Bowie this afternoon and then across northern and
central waters tonight.

Gale force southeast winds over Bowie and Northern Explorer will
Progress to northern and central waters and Southern Explorer this
afternoon, and then to west coast Vancouver Island tonight. Winds
will reach storm force southeast just ahead of the front tonight.

The front will progress into the South Coast Friday morning. Strong
to gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as the front
sweeps across.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front.

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