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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon then becoming westerly 20 to 30 this evening. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers near midnight then to rain Thursday morning. Showers Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019

'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 16 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:07 AM PDT 16 October 2019 A frontal system stretching over Vancouver Island will remain
stationary today. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will
prevail the inner South Coast waters today.

Another front will cross the offshore waters this evening and
approach the northern and central mainland coasts overnight then move
through the South Coast on Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will
be generated by the front.

On Thursday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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