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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 July 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming northwesterly 20 this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and early this evening and a risk of waterspouts tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 July 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 July 2024
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Waterspout watch in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 09:24 AM PDT 23 July 2024 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.

Potential waterspouts.

Where: Queen Charlotte Sound, Central Coast, southern Hecate Strait and northern West Coast Vancouver Island North.

When: This afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

Remarks: Favourable conditions for waterspout development are present as an upper low moves over the central BC waters.

Wind speeds inside the spray ring of a waterspout are 45 knots or higher. Vulnerable vessels are at risk of damage or capsizing. Keep in mind that waterspouts cannot be seen at night and may strike suddenly. Waterspouts are generally isolated in nature although they can also occur in families of two or more. Waterspouts are generally short-lived in nature, typically lasting 20 minutes or less. Spray rings associated with waterspouts can measure in the tens of metres. Waterspouts sometimes appear as funnel clouds with swirling water visible near the surface.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 July 2024 Tonight and Wednesday By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northern Explorer.
By 9:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low located near McInnes
Island.

At 10:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

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