Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 07:32 AM PST 21 November 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwesterly 25 to 35 this morning and to southwest 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Thursday morning then diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to showers today and tonight then to rain early Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 07:32 AM PST 21 November 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over southwestern Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing low located over southern Hecate
Strait.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located near Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday cold front from low located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 21 November 2018 A frontal system will continue to generate gale to storm force
southeasterlies this morning over most central and southern waters.
The system will move eastwards today with the southeast winds
shifting to strong to gale force northerwesterlies for areas
immediately in its wake.

As the system departs into the BC Interior, a ridge will build
This afternoon causing winds to quickly ease below gales for
All marine regions.

The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters tonight.
The system will generate gale force southeasterlies across Explorer
this evening then spread to the coastal waters Thursday.

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