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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 March 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 near noon then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 this evening. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming southwest 20 to 30 early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 near noon Tuesday.

Rain beginning overnight changing to showers near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 March 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 4 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 March 2021
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 in the morning.
Thursday Wind south 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 March 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 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:07 AM PST 1 March 2021 A cold front over North Vancouver Island this morning will slowly
weaken and track southwards across Vancouver Island today. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate
to strong northwesterlies in its wake.

Another approaching cold front will track across Haida Gwaii tonight
then slide south along the mainland coast to lie over North Vancouver
Island Tuesday afternoon. Ahead of the front, southerly gales will
develop over Bowie this afternoon then spread to northern waters
tonight and central waters Tuesday morning. In its wake the winds
will ease and shift to strong westerlies.

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