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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 20 to 25 Saturday morning and to northwest 35 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.

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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 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023

'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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 992 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the North
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast of BC
To Northwestern Explorer is producing widespread southeasterly gales
to the east of the system, with an embedded swath of southeasterly
storms from Queen Charlotte Sound to the headlands of Vancouver
Island today. Gale force northerly outflow will persist over Howe
Sound this morning.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies this morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters today.

Winds will ease on this evening, though there will be a brief
Period of southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south
and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of
the low.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds.

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