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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 early this morning and to southwest 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening and to southeast 35 to 45 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 Thursday morning then becoming southeast 50 to 60 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to westerly 30 to 40 Thursday afternoon and to westerly 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Rain this morning. Showers this afternoon. Rain overnight and Thursday. Risk of thunderstorms today. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 6 near midnight then building to 7 to 9 Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday intensifying frontal system located over
Langara extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PST 29 January 2020 A north-south oriented frontal system will give storm force
southerlies to the Central Coast and local gale force southeasterlies
to the South Coast this morning. In the wake of the front, gale to
storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters will
persist into this afternoon.

Another frontal system will approach the offshore waters late today
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
tonight into Thursday. As the front nears, there is a potential for
hurricane force southerlies to develop over the Central Coast on
Thursday morning. Meanwhile, as the front moves southward, local gale
force southeasterlies will deverlop over the South Coast late

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