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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 10 to 20 early this evening then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday.

Rain changing to scattered showers this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2023
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 6 February 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 998 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 1002 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM PST 6 February 2023 A frontal system over the Queen Charlotte Sound will move
southeastward across the South Coast tonight and Tuesday morning.
Southerly to southwesterly ahead of this system will ease to
Moderate to strong westerlies behind it this evening. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies in the Strait of Georgia will ease shift to
moderate to strong southwesterlies Tuesday morning, with westerly
gales developing in the Juan de Fuca Strait Tuesday afternoon.

A 998 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie early Tuesday
Morning and reach the mainland North Coast Tuesday evening. Gale
force westerlies in its vicinity will develop over
Parts of the offshore and central waters early Tuesday morning.
Local storm force westerlies can be expected south of the low. Gale
force outflows can be expected near midday Tuesday near Portland
Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerlies in the wake
of the low Tuesday night.

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