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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain beginning overnight changing to showers Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 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 PST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PST 19 January 2021 A frontal system over the Central Coast will weaken as it tracks
southwards across Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the front, strong
to gale force southeasterlies over central waters will shift to
moderate to strong westerly in its wake.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force westerlies will ease this
morning.

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