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West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 20 to 25 late this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to south 10 to 15 Tuesday morning.

Showers changing to rain near midnight then to showers overnight and ending Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20.

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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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020

'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 PST 20 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from the
Central Coast to Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PST 20 January 2020 A frontal system on a line from the Central Coast to Explorer will
slowly move eastward and dissipate over Central Vancouver Island
later this morning. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southeasterly winds will ease early this morning as the front
weakens.

Another frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
afternoon. The system will move eastward across the offshore waters
on tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterly winds
Will develop over the offshore waters this afternoon then spread to
most coastal waters on tonight.

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