Thursday, March 11, 2010

Winds hold Northern Adventure in Port

The strong winds of Thursday have wreaked a bit of havoc on the schedule of the Northern Adventure, BC Ferries has issued a notice advising that the 2:30 sailing of the vessel to Haida Gwaii has been delayed at least until later this afternoon/evening dependant on weather conditions.

The vessel currently is holding at Prince Rupert, it will depart once the weather conditions improve.

The latest weather update from The Weather Network advises that a wind warning is in effect for the North coast and offshore regions, with an easing of the winds expected by late afternoon or this evening.

Wind Warning : North Coast - coastal sections Banks Island and north
Issued at 10:56 AM PST Thursday 11 March 2010

Southeasterly winds up to 90 km/h through early this afternoon over the Queen Charlottes and coastal sections of the north coast. This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

A low pressure centre situated over the Alaska Panhandle continues to spread strong southeast winds up to 90 km/h will over the Queen Charlottes and portions of the north coast. The winds will shift to a southwesterly direction and ease early this afternoon as low pressure centre moves north.

The next update from BC Ferries is scheduled for 4 pm, at which time a revised sailing plan for the vessel will be released.

You can check out those service advisories from the BC Ferries website.

Update: The Thursday sailing of the Northern Adventure is now scheduled for departure at 7:30 pm

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