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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 this morning then backing to southwest 10 to 20 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming southwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northeasterly 10 to 20 Thursday afternoon.

Showers ending this morning. Rain overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 early this morning and to 3 to 5 early this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind east 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots backing to southwesterly 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southwesterly 35 to 45 knots backing to southeasterly 35 to 45.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020

'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 25 November 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1007 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing low 1013 mb located over western
Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre is sitting over norhtern Vancouver Island. The
system will gradually dissipate late this morning as it moves to west
of Tofino. Gale force northwesterly winds over central offshore
waters will spread to southern offshore waters later this morning.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters on this
afternoon. The system will move southward across northern waters
tonight then the central waters on Thursday. Ahead of the system,
gale force southerly winds will develop over northern waters tonight.
The winds will spread to central and southern waters on Thursday.

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