Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming northwest 20 to 30 Friday morning.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this evening and to 3 to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 20 to 30 knots backing to south 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2018 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 980 mb located 100 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening low 989 mb located 80 miles
south of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 18 January 2018 A strong low pressure system 100 miles southwest of Cape St James
will continue its westward track to lie south of Cape St James by
early Friday morning while weakening a further 10 millibar, then
It will remain nearly stationary in Queen Charlotte Sound while only
weakening slightly through this weekend.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease
To strong to gale force tonight. Northwesterly gales have begun to
spread to Bowie and Explorer areas, and will spread across more
marine areas Friday.

Seas of 7 to 9 metres over the central waters and west of Vancouver
Island will continue to subside through the night, but remain
significant on Friday. Check the marine forecast for specifics.

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