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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 March 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots backing to northeast 20 Thursday morning then increasing to easterly 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 35 to 45 Thursday evening.

Showers changing to rain near noon Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 March 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 March 2021
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 03 March 2021

'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 3 March 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary cold front located on a
line northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday deepening low 990 mb located over
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:35 PM PST 3 March 2021 A cold front will continue to remain quasi-stationary over Northern
Vancouver Island tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southerlies
will persist tonight over central waters and west of Vancouver
Island.

Another low will track northwards across Explorer Thursday morning
and lie over Haida Gwaii in the afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale to
storm force southerlies over southern and central waters will spread
to northern waters in the afternoon. Additionally, hurricane force
southeasterlies will develop over the headlands of West Vancouver
Island north in the morning. In its wake the winds will shift to
strong to gale force westerly.

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