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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45 early this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning then becoming south 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 30 to 40 Wednesday evening.

Rain ending this evening. Rain Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 7 to 9 metres building to 10 this morning then subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning then becoming east 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind east 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 to 40.
Saturday Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots backing to southerly 30 to 40.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 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 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 24 November 2020 A cold front moving southwards across Vancouver Island will continue
to spread strong to gale force southeasterly winds over southern
waters until early this afternoon. The winds will shift to strong to
gale force westerlies in wake of the front.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii this evening. Gale to storm force westerly
Winds will continue over the offshore waters today and tonight
Behind the low. Seas 10 to 13 metres over northern offshore waters
will persist through this evening. Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres
over central waters tonight and gradually weaken on Wednesday
morning.

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