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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to westerly 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to westerly 25 Friday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers Friday morning. Risk of thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 near midnight then subsiding to 2 early Friday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2023
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 PM PDT 30 March 2023 A Pacific frontal system over Bowie this afternoon will track
southeastward tonight. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
expected ahead of the system. In its wake, winds shift to strong to
gale force westerly or northwesterly.

The frontal system will reach Vancouver Island Friday afternoon and
generate strong to marginal gale force southeasterly winds in the
Strait of Georgia. Strong to marginal gale force westerly winds are
expected in the Juan de Fuca Strait as the system departs the South
Coast Friday evening.

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