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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 35 early this evening. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind becoming south 20 Sunday afternoon then increasing to south 30 Sunday evening.

Rain ending near midnight. Rain Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 February 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots veering to west 30.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:26 AM PST 04 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Cape St. James
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located over Vancouver
Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 4 February 2023 A frontal system over Explorer will track eastward today and tonight,
producing widespread gales from Dixon east to Explorer. Winds will
strengthen further to storm force later this morning from Hecate
Strait to West Vancouver Island.

Northwesterly gales will spread from west to east in the wake of the
system.

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