Queen Charlotte Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except east 35 over southern sections. Wind becoming northerly 15 to 25 near midnight then diminishing to north 10 to 15 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Wednesday.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2019
Thursday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2019

'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 22 January 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Vancouver
Island.
By 9:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

By midnight PST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 22 January 2019 A frontal system moving through the southern waters is generating
gale force east to southeasterly winds over Queen Charlotte Sound
And Queen Charlotte Strait, and westerly gales over southern
Explorer late this afternoon. Winds will become strong to gale force
northwesterly in the wake of the system over Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island.

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