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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 near noon then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to northerly 10 to 20 Monday afternoon. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Monday evening.

Rain beginning this afternoon changing to scattered showers Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 near midnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to west 30 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 50 knots diminishing to southwest 35.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:32 AM PST 5 February 2023 A frontal system located over Vancouver Island will weaken while
tracking inland this morning. Strong southerly winds ahead of the
system will shift to northwesterly gales in its wake.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon. South to
southwesterly gales will develop over the northern waters today and
spread into central and southern waters tonight.

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