Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 early Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Rain at times heavy beginning early Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind south 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 7:09 PM PDT 27 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located over the
South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:13 PM PDT 27 March 2015 A cold front over the South Coast will exit the region tonight.
In its wake a ridge of high pressure will move across the outer
waters tonight and the South Coast Saturday afternoon. The next
frontal system will cross the offshore waters tonight and northern
waters on Saturday.

Ahead of the next frontal system, gale force southerlies will develop
over the offshore waters tonight and rise to gale to storm force on
Saturday as the winds spread to most northern and central waters.

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