Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning then becoming southeast 25 this evening. Wind southeast 25 Friday.

Rain beginning Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots backing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019

'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 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located off Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PDT 21 March 2019 An approaching cold front will track will weaken over Bowie tonight.
Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore waters this morning and spread to the west coast of
Haida Gwaii early this evening. Winds will ease to strong southerly
overnight.

An approaching trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon. Ahead of
the trough, southerly gales will develop across Explorer overnight
and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday morning.

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