Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 25 early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeasterly 35 to 45 late overnight then veering to southwesterly 25 to 35 early Monday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 near noon Monday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 4 metres building to 5 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 4 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 March 2015

'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 PDT 29 March 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located over Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday low located over the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:32 PM PDT 29 March 2015 An approaching low will track northward across the offshore waters
tonight and reach Haida Gwaii on Monday morning before reaching the
Alaska Panhandle in the afternoon.

Ahead of the low, gale force southeasterlies will develop over
Explorer and the central waters this evening and spread to northern
waters overnight. Gale to storm force southeast winds are expected
near the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North early Monday
morning.

In the wake of the low, winds will shift to strong to gale force
westerlies.

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