Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 21 December 2014

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 10 late overnight then becoming light early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 near noon Monday and to southeast 20 early Monday evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Monday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight. Rain beginning early Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 25 in the morning then veering to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 December 2014

'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 PST 21 December 2014 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating trough located off the
North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure off the North Coast this evening will
Weaken near midnight. Strong to local gale force southwest winds near
the trough will veer to strong westerlies behind the trough.

A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters by afternoon. These winds will spread to most
central and northern waters Monday evening as the low tracks
northeastward to approach Haida Gwaii on Tuesday.

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