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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 30 to 40 early this afternoon then diminishing to northeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind becoming northerly 25 to 35 early Saturday morning.

Scattered showers changing to rain near midnight and ending Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning then building to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 10:30 AM 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 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary low 982 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2022 A low will stall over Explorer today and is set to intensify tonight.
The low will drift southwards, exiting the region late on Saturday as
a ridge approaches from the west.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
Easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late this afternoon. Behind the low, over the offshore
waters, strong gale force northerly winds will occur on Saturday.

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