Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday then backing to southwest 20 Wednesday evening.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Powell River Airport Sechelt Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Vancouver Harbour Vancouver Int'l Airport West Vancouver Port Alberni Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Squamish Airport
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1002 mb located 200 miles southwest of
the Alaska panhandle.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1012 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing trough located over the
North Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 31 March 2015 Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over the South Coast
tonight. Marginal westerly gales are expected this evening through
Juan de Fuca Strait. Meanwhile westerly gales are expected over
Northern Bowie tonight as a low pressure centre heads towards the
Alaska Panhandle.

On Wednesday, winds will ease over most areas as a ridge of high
pressure builds along the coast. Strong to gale force southerlies
will develop over the northern offshore waters by Wednesday afternoon
as the next trough approaches.

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