Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming southeast 25 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

A few showers ending early Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind east 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 January 2017

'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 4:00 PM PST 21 January 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 984 mb located 240 miles
southwest of Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching low 972 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 21 January 2017 An area of low pressure off Bowie will gradually dissipate tonight.
A deeper and more intense low will take its place south of Explorer
on Sunday. Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of high pressure remain
stationary over the Northern BC Interior.

Marginal gale force southeasterlies over parts of the southern and
central waters will diminish this evening as the first low weakens.
Gale to storm force easterlies will develop off the west coast of
Vancouver Island on Sunday ahead of the next low. Strong to gale
force northeast outflow winds will develop through the mainland
inlets tonight as the ridge builds and continue on Sunday.

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