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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late Tuesday morning then becoming southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning then becoming northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022

'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 4:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening trough located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Hecate Strait.

At 9:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday approaching low 997 mb located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 16 May 2022 A ridge of high pressure over west coast Vancouver Island will result
in gale force inflow winds through east entrance of Juan de Fuca
strait into early evening.

Another trough will move through the offshore waters Tuesday.
Southerly gales will develop over Hecate Strait to Explorer near
midday Tuesday.

A low pressure centre will move over Explorer Tuesday evening then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Unseasonably strong winds are
associated with this low. Gale to storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island Tuesday night. Southeast gales are expected for inner South
Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force
west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.

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