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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 20 early this morning then backing to southeast 5 to 15 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Rain changing to showers this morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning then becoming east 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30.

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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 ended

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over the Lower

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located from the Central Coast
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from Cape Scott to

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 21 September 2023 A cold front over west coast Haida Gwaii will move eastward and
Reach Hecate Strait by Friday morning then weaken as it progresses
into central waters Friday afternoon. Ahead of the front, southerly
gales have developed over west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon entrances.
The winds will ease to strong southerly Friday morning as the front
moves over Hecate Strait and rapidly weakens. In its wake, winds will
ease to moderate to strong westerlies tonight through Friday.

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