Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 knots increasing to northeasterly outflow 40 to 45 early this evening.

A few showers or flurries ending this afternoon.

A risk of freezing spray near the mainland inlets Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 2016

'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 10:30 AM PST 5 December 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 11:00 a.m. PST today low located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 1015 mb located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 5 December 2016 A low pressure system over Northern Explorer is slowly moving
southward. Gale force northerly or northwesterly winds will continue
over the offshore waters today and tonight. The winds will ease
overnight as the low moves to Washington coast and weakens.

A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in
combination with a low pressure system over the BC waters will
produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets. Cold
temperatures from the strong Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray through the mainland inlets overnight and
Tuesday.

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