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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 December 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon and to southeasterly 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northeasterly 20 to 25 near midnight. Wind northeasterly 20 to 25 Friday.

Periods of snow this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Saturday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind north 15 knots.
Monday Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light.

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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 - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 December 2022

'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 1 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 998 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:03 AM PST 1 December 2022 In the wake of a low, gale force northerlies over Explorer will ease
this morning.

Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will ease today
as a ridge weakens over the interior, and increase to gale to storm
force on Friday as the ridge rebuilds.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across Bowie
tonight and Explorer on Friday. Ahead of the low, southerly gales
will develop off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this afternoon and
spread to central and southern waters overnight. On Friday morning,
southeast gales west of Vancouver Island will increase to storm force
as the low approaches.

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