Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2020
Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening then backing to southeast 15 to 25 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeasterly 30 to 40 Monday evening.
Showers changing to rain Monday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2020
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2020 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located 50 miles west of Tofino.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located over western Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing low located north of Haida
At 2:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located over Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:56 PM PST 26 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will move onto Vancouver Island this
evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead of
the trough for southern waters.
Over northern waters, a trough of low pressure will bring strong to
gale force southerly winds ahead of the system and strong to gale
force westerly or northwesterly winds in its wake. Winds will subside
late overnight for all areas.
The next low pressure system will approach Explorer from the west on
Monday. Widespread gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead of
the front Monday afternoon and evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will occur near the West Vancouver Island headlands
late afternoon and evening.
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