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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 40 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to south 35 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2022
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located near
McInnes Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today approaching frontal system located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 28 January 2022 Over the inner South Coast, winds remain light under a ridge of high
pressure today. Stronger southeast winds are expected late Saturday
as a front approaches,

For northern and central waters, a frontal system currently from
McInnes Island to Cape Scott will weaken early this afternoon, then
an incoming second front will provide further boost to winds tonight.
Strong to gale force southerlies near the northern end of Vancouver
Island will persist.

The second frontal system will approach Bowie today. Winds
Will shift to gale force southerly ahead of this front over
Northern and central waters. On Saturday, winds will rise to
southeast 45 knots through Dixon east, Hecate Strait, queen
Charlotte sound and the headlands of Vancouver Island.

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