Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 late this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming east 15.
Monday Wind north 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 January 2017

'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 19 January 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over the Strait
of Georgia.

At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over the South
Coast.
By 5:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 19 January 2017 A weak trough currently over the South Coast will move inland to be
replaced by a weak ridge early tomorrow. This ridge will also push
into the BC Interior and a frontal system will move to lie over the
South Coast midday Friday. In advance of this larger system, gale
force southeasterly or easterly winds will develop over parts of the
southern and central waters tonight through Friday.

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