Queen Charlotte Sound - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 November 2018

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 near midnight then veering to southwesterly 45 to 55 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late Tuesday morning.

Periods of rain beginning late this evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 November 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 6 to 8 late Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 November 2018
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 25.
Friday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 12 November 2018

'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 PM PST 12 November 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 993 mb located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 PM PST 12 November 2018 A frontal system located over the western sections of Bowie this
afternoon will move eastward crossing Haida Gwaii this evening.
Meanwhile a developing low well offshore this afternoon will deepen
rapidly tonight as it tracks towards the west coast of Haida Gwaii.

Strong to gale force southeasterly winds have developed over northern
and central waters and off Northwestern Vancouver island this
afternoon as the front approaches. The gales will persist through
this evening then rise to gale to storm force southeasterly overnight
as the low approaches.

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