Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 early this morning and to south 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 to 30 after midnight then becoming south 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning early this morning and ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2018
Monday Wind south 30 to 35 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 26 May 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PDT 26 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure will continue to move east today and will
lie over Vancouver Island later this afternoon. This will allow a
frontal system to come into the offshore waters early this morning.

The frontal system will slowly make its way east, spreading
Southeast gales to central and northern today. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies are expected in the wake of the frontal system.

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