Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 this morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to light Sunday morning.

Rain ending Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2017
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2017

'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 18 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 999 mb located near Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 18 November 2017 A low pressure system will develop west of Explorer this morning and
move northeastward to lie near the southern tip of Haida Gwaii late
this afternoon. An associated frontal system on a northeast to
southwest line through Northern Queen Charlotte Sound will move
slowly southwards to lie through Northern Vancouver Island by
midnight. Gale force southerly winds ahead of the front will locally
rise to storm force this afternoon near Northern Vancouver Island.

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