Queen Charlotte Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 this evening and to west 5 to 15 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming light Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending after midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Showers Wednesday morning and showers beginning Wednesday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Saturday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 December 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over western Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating trough located over Vancouver

By midnight PST Wednesday approaching low located southwest of

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 5:01 PM PST 18 December 2018 A low over the Southern Alaskan Panhandle is producing westerly gale
force winds over northern waters this evening. Winds will ease to
strong west or southwest after midnight.

A trough associated with this low is moving across Explorer tonight.
Winds will increase to westerly gale force across Explorer and west
coast Vancouver Island this evening. Winds will ease to light to
moderate by Wednesday morning.

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