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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 35 knots veering to west 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 late Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon then backing to southwest 15 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to drizzle near midnight and ending near noon Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 near midnight then subsiding to 4 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 January 2022

'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 19 January 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Central
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will move across the north and
central coasts this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
continue over the northern and central waters ahead of the system.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system will maintain
southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait to queen
Charlotte strait. Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in
the wake of the trough then ease Thursday morning.

Another front will spread southerly gales to Bowie Thursday evening.

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