Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 Monday morning. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 15 Monday afternoon.

A few showers changing to rain this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 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 10:30 AM PDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today dissipating cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located over Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PDT 29 March 2015 An approaching low will track northward across the offshore waters
tonight and reach Haida Gwaii on Monday morning before moving into
the B.C. Interior in the afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale force
southeasterlies will develop over Explorer and central waters this
evening and spread to northern waters overnight. In its wake, the
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies.

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