Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 May 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 near noon then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday morning.

Chance of showers today and Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2016
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 May 2016

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 10:30 AM PDT 26 May 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Explorer.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching trough located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 26 May 2016 A ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters will remain
quasi-stationary today through Friday.

Moderate to strong northwesterlies or westerlies will prevail over
most marine waters today through Friday. Winds through Johnstone and
Juan de Fuca straits, and off the west coast of Vancouver Island will
rise to gale force this afternoon. Winds will ease on Friday as the
ridge of high pressure weakens.

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