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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 early this afternoon then veering to southwest 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 20 near midnight and to southeast 40 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 45 near noon Wednesday then diminishing to southeast 30 Wednesday evening.

Showers ending this evening. Rain Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 January 2020

'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 21 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 21 January 2020 An unstable air mass in the wake of the front will leave strong to
gale force gusty southeasterly winds through the Georgia Strait
before easing late today.

A trough will move across Explorer this morning and Vancouver Island
in the evening. In its wake, strong to gale force southwesterlies
will develop this morning over Explorer and spread to West Coast
Vancouver Island South this afternoon.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread
to northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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