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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening and to easterly 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 35 to 45 early Sunday morning then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Rain changing to showers Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 Sunday morning then subsiding to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2020
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 35.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 February 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 4:00 PM PST 22 February 2020 Tonight and Sunday By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 998 mb located west of
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 988 mb located 100 miles west of
Cape Scott.

By 10:30 a.m. PST Sunday low 996 mb located near Port Hardy.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:35 PM PST 22 February 2020 An intense low pressure system will cross into Northern Explorer this
evening and continue east towards Northern Vancouver Island through
the night. The low will move across Northern Vancouver Island midday
on Sunday then into the BC Interior in the afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop ahead of the system
over southern and central waters. Gale to storm force northwest winds
will develop over most BC waters in the wake of the low.

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