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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then backing to easterly 30 to 40 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday afternoon and to southwest 10 to 20 Monday evening.

Rain tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Tuesday Wind southwesterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 December 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 5 December 2021 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system is currently over the offshore waters. Ahead
of the front, gale force east-southeast winds have developed over
offshore waters and then over central waters and west of Haida Gwaii
and Vancouver Island tonight.

The frontal system stalls over Queen Charlotte Sound and will
gradually weaken to below gale force easterly winds by Monday
evening.

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