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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 November 2022

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight and to southeast 25 to 35 early Tuesday morning. Wind backing to northeast 35 to 45 near noon Tuesday then diminishing to north 30 Tuesday evening.

Scattered showers this afternoon. Rain or snow overnight and Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 November 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 November 2022
Wednesday Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 28 November 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 28 November 2022 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 990 mb located northwest of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PST 28 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure building over the Northern BC Interior will
generate strong to gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets. Outflow winds will strengthen on Tuesday with gale to storm
force strength expected Tuesday night.

A low pressure system will intensify west of Haida Gwaii tonight and
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island on Tuesday. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters as well as West Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Over the inner South Coast, snow and strong winds will generate
blowing snow leading to significant reductions in blowing snow during
the day on Tuesday, carrying into Tuesday night.

Over northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing spray will exist
beginning Tuesday evening as Arctic air pushes out from the mainland
coast.

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