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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this evening then becoming northwesterly 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind backing to southwesterly 10 to 20 Saturday morning then becoming southwest 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending this afternoon. Showers Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this morning and to 4 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southwest 20 to 30.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021

'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 AM PST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 26 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean will
maintain widespread gale force northwest winds across most
BC marine waters this morning.

The northwest winds will ease from gale force to strong later this
afternoon across the northern and central waters. However, gale force
northwest winds will continue across southern waters through today
and into this evening.

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