Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located north
of Bowie.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday intensifying low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 994 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Strong southerly winds will ease tonight over most waters as a low
pressure centre moves northward and fills off the Alaska Panhandle.
Localized stronger winds up to gale force 35 knots will persist into
the overnight hours near the northern tip of Vancouver Island and off
the Central Coast as a weak disturbance moves through the coast.

A deepening low will move northward across Explorer Saturday night.
Winds will rise to gale force southeast over most waters off the west
coast of Vancouver Island late Saturday.

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