Queen Charlotte Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 26 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except south 25 to 35 over southeastern sections. Wind becoming north 10 to 20 late overnight.

Rain ending late Friday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind south 15 knots increasing to south 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southerly 30 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 26 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 9:30 PM PDT 26 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching frontal system located
off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 26 March 2015 A stationary cold front extending from the Central Coast
southwestward over the Pacific will begin to push southeastward
Friday morning and will move through the Lower Mainland Friday
evening. In its wake a ridge will build towards Haida Gwaii Friday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeast winds over central waters will shift
to northwest late Friday as the front passes.

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