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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30 this afternoon and to south 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming northwest 15 Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Thursday evening.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this morning then building to 4 to 6 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind east 10 to 20 knots backing to north 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to westerly 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots backing to southerly 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020

'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 25 November 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating low 1014 mb located west of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre just west of Vancouver Island will dissipate
today. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over waters west of
Vancouver Island will ease today as the low dissipates.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon then move into
northern and central waters and Explorer tonight. The front will
stall on Thursday as it straddles the central and southern waters.
Ahead of the system, gale force southerly winds will develop followed
by strong to moderate northwesterly winds in its wake.

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