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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 near midnight then backing to southwest 10 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind backing to south 15 to 25 near noon Saturday then increasing to northwest 35 Saturday evening.

Rain Saturday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this afternoon then building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2021
Sunday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 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 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2021 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 ridge located over Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PST Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 22 January 2021 A frontal system west of Bowie early Saturday morning will approach
Haida Gwaii on Saturday. Ahead of the system, winds will increase to
strong to gale force southerly over the central and northern waters
on Saturday afternoon. Winds will become strong to gale force
northwesterly in the wake of the system on Saturday afternoon.

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