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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 late this morning and to southwest 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 late overnight and to southeast 40 to 50 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Rain Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this afternoon and to 4 this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2020
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 5 December 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 5 December 2020 A slow moving front will approach the North Coast this morning. The
front will stall and begin to weaken this afternoon as it lies
stretched from Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island. The front will
remain stalled tonight along the central waters where its winds will
weaken further. Gale to storm force southeast winds associated with
the front will continue today over most northern and central marine
waters today. These winds will ease to strong to gale force
southerlies tonight.

The next frontal system will arrive onto the offshore waters by early
Sunday morning then Progress into the coastal waters on Sunday. Storm
to gale force southeast winds will accompany the approach of the
front followed by gale force westerlies in its wake.

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