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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 this morning then becoming northwest 15 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light Thursday morning then increasing to southwest 10 to 20 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Showers beginning Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday morning then building to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019
Friday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019

'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 PDT 21 August 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 996 mb located near Prince
Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PDT 21 August 2019 The centre of a low pressure system will move eastward from Masset to
Prince Rupert early this morning and continue into the Northern
British Columbia interior today. The associated cold front will
Progress across the South Coast this morning.

Gale to storm force northwest or west winds in behind the low will
affect northern and central waters this morning. The trend in wind
strength will continue decreasing this afternoon as the low moves
further inland.

Over the South Coast, strong to gale force southeast winds ahead of
the front will shift to strong northwest winds later today in its
wake.

A ridge of high pressure will build this afternoon. Moderate to
strong northwest winds are expected for all marine regions except
gale force winds along parts of the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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