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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 01 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then veering to southerly 35 early Thursday evening except light over northwestern sections.

Rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2023
Friday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots veering to northwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 01 February 2023

'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 9:30 PM PST 1 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 1 February 2023 An approaching frontal system will track northeastwards across the
offshore waters tonight and Haida Gwaii on Thursday. Southeasterly
gales ahead of this front over southern and central waters late this
evening will spread into northern waters overnight.

The southeast gales will continue through Thursday and increase to
storm force from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver
Island.

Winds will ease to light to moderate southwesterlies over northern
waters Thursday evening but continue to be solid gale force
southeasterlies over the central waters.

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