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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 this evening then becoming northwest 20 to 30 early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 early Tuesday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 Tuesday evening.

Rain overnight and Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this evening.

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 - western half

Issued 4:00 PM 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 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2021 A frontal system will move from Bowie 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 over Bowie and the northern
waters will 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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