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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 September 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late this evening then backing to southeast 10 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening changing to rain early Saturday morning then to showers Saturday morning and ending Saturday afternoon. Showers Saturday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 September 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 September 2021
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 in the morning then backing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 06:01 AM PDT 17 September 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 AM PDT 17 September 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Hecate Strait.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located from the
Central Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT today building frontal system located over
southern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the southern Strait of Georgia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 17 September 2021 A Pacific front will continue to generate gale force southeast winds
as it moves through Hecate Strait and the Central Coast.

The front will progress into the South Coast later this morning.
Strongto gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as the
front sweeps across through the day.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day today
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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