Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 10 October 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 late this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to southeast 30 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Rain at times heavy beginning early Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 10 October 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 10 October 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 986 mb located over southern Hecate
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 988 mb located 60 miles east
of Prince Rupert.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over the offshore
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing ridge located over the Coast

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Sunday intensifying frontal system located over
western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 10 October 2015 Stormy conditions will continue through Monday as a series of lows
and frontal systems affect the BC coast with some relief expected by

The next low pressure centre in the series will move northeastward
through Hecate Strait this afternoon. The low will bring gale force
southerlies followed by gale force northwesterlies over the central
part of the coast. A cold front will move through the South Coast
early this afternoon bringing strong to gale force south or southeast
winds followed by strong to gale force westerlies. Winds will then
ease over all areas tonight as a ridge of high pressure reaches the

Another intense storm will move in on Sunday, bringing widespread
storm force southeasterlies and high seas over central and northern

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