Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 September 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 Sunday evening.

Chance of showers changing to a few showers early Sunday morning then to rain Sunday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2017
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 September 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 September 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday low located over Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front from low located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday cold front from low located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 23 September 2017 A ridge of high pressure over Queen Charlotte Sound will shift to
The southeast and lie over Vancouver Island by Sunday morning. A
Pacific low pressure system will move into offshore waters Sunday
afternoon with its associated cold front advancing towards northern
and central waters Sunday night. Ahead of the front, strong to gale
force southerly winds will develop. Winds will shift to strong to
moderate westerly winds in the wake of the front.

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