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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 December 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots near noon and to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind backing to northeast 25 to 35 Friday morning then becoming northeast 25 Friday evening.

Periods of snow this afternoon tonight and Friday.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 overnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Saturday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind north 15 knots.
Monday Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 December 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 10:30 AM PST 1 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 998 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:03 AM PST 1 December 2022 In the wake of a low, gale force northerlies over Explorer will ease
this morning.

Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will ease today
as a ridge weakens over the interior, and increase to gale to storm
force on Friday as the ridge rebuilds.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across Bowie
tonight and Explorer on Friday. Ahead of the low, southerly gales
will develop off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this afternoon and
spread to central and southern waters overnight. On Friday morning,
southeast gales west of Vancouver Island will increase to storm force
as the low approaches.

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