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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots this afternoon and to south 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain overnight and Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 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 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 18 January 2021 A frontal system will move into Bowie today then into the North Coast
tonight. The system will weaken considerably as it progresses through
the Central Coast Tuesday morning then sweeping through the South
Coast on Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies have developed over Bowie and
will continue through today. These winds will spread into the
northern waters beginning this afternoon and continue tonight while
also progressing into the central waters. The southeast winds will
weaken considerably to strong to gale force over central waters
Tuesday morning and then over the southern waters Tuesday afternoon.

In the wake of the system, strong to gale force westerlies will
develop.

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