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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 early this morning then becoming southwest 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2021
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2021

'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 AM PDT 23 September 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Langara then to Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PDT 23 September 2021 A frontal system will approach the North Coast today. Ahead of the
front, southerly gales will spread over the northern waters this
morning. Local storm force southeasterlies are expected tonight over
Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will prevail in the wake of the front.

The frontal system will remain quasi-stationary over the northern
waters tonight then move slowly eastward across Haida Gwaii on
Friday. Southerly gales ahead of the front will ease to strong on
Friday. Winds will become moderate to strong westerly behind the
front.

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