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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 23 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 Sunday evening.

Rain changing to showers Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon then becoming south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to easterly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 23 January 2021

'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 PST 23 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Sunday weakening frontal system located west of
Juan de Fuca Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PST 23 January 2021 A frontal system will move through the central waters tonight then
reach Northern Vancouver Island by early Sunday morning. The system
will continue moving southward to lie over the Washington state by
early Sunday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure will remain over
west of the offshore waters through Monday morning.

Strong to marginal gale force southerly winds have developed ahead of
the front. In the wake of the front, strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will prevail over most waters through to Monday
morning. The northwest winds will ease to light to moderate by Monday
afternoon.

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