Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 55 to 65 knots diminishing to southerly 40 to 50 near midnight and to southeast 25 to 35 early Sunday morning. Wind becoming southerly 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 10 to 13 metres subsiding to 7 to 10 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2018
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 55 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 5:12 PM PST 15 December 2018

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 15 December 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 9:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Langara to
Cape St. James then to Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening frontal system located from the
North Coast to the Central Coast then to Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday low located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 15 December 2018 An intense frontal system is moving into the coastal waters this
afternoon and will gradually make its way onto the mainland coast
overnight.

Hurricane force winds will continue for parts of the northern and
central waters through tonight. Gale to storm force winds will
continue over southern waters until Sunday morning.

A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastward on Sunday. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.

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