Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight.

Periods of rain beginning near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 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 4:00 AM PST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 6 February 2016 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters this afternoon.
The system will move eastward to Bowie by Sunday morning and will
reach the North Coast by Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale
to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over northern and
central waters later today through Sunday.

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