Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northeast 30 to 40 this morning then diminishing to northeast 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to northeast 15 late overnight then backing to northwest 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located southwest of
At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
By 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:42 AM PST 28 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward
today while a ridge remains offshore. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will persist over southern coastal waters and Explorer between
these two features.
Meanwhile, a strong ridge of high pressure will continue to move into
the British Columbia Interior today. Strong to gale force outflow
winds in the mainland inlets will intensify to gale to storm force as
the ridge strengthens today.
Winds will diminish late in the day Sunday as the high over the
interior eventually merges with the ridge offshore to become a broad
area of high pressure over the marine district.
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