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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 July 2024

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon then becoming northwesterly 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms today and early this evening and a risk of waterspouts tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 July 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 July 2024
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Waterspout watch in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 09:24 AM PDT 23 July 2024 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.

Potential waterspouts.

Where: Queen Charlotte Sound, Central Coast, southern Hecate Strait and northern West Coast Vancouver Island North.

When: This afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

Remarks: Favourable conditions for waterspout development are present as an upper low moves over the central BC waters.

Wind speeds inside the spray ring of a waterspout are 45 knots or higher. Vulnerable vessels are at risk of damage or capsizing. Keep in mind that waterspouts cannot be seen at night and may strike suddenly. Waterspouts are generally isolated in nature although they can also occur in families of two or more. Waterspouts are generally short-lived in nature, typically lasting 20 minutes or less. Spray rings associated with waterspouts can measure in the tens of metres. Waterspouts sometimes appear as funnel clouds with swirling water visible near the surface.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 July 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Port Hardy.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low located near McInnes
Island.

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