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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2022

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to east 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind northeast 15 to 25 Saturday.

Scattered showers changing to rain this evening and ending Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2022
Sunday Wind north 15 to 25 knots becoming north 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 09 December 2022

'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 9 December 2022 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 982 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday low located south of Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday approaching ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 9 December 2022 A low has stalled over Explorer. The low will drift southwards,
exiting the region late on Saturday. A ridge well west of the
offshore waters will gradually approach the region through the
weekend.

In between the low and Vancouver Island, storm force southeasterlies
will diminish to gale force late this evening and to moderate to
strong after midnight.

For inner south-coast waters, gale force southeasterlies will
continue through the night, and are expected to ease through the
morning on Saturday. Storm force gusts are possible for the eastern
entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.

Gale force northerly winds will follow the departure of the low over
most outer coastal waters. Expect strong outflow winds to develop
near north and Central Coast inlets tonight. These winds will likely
strengthen through the weekend.

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