Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 early this morning and to southeast 30 to 40 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 early this evening and to northwest 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning early this morning changing to chance of showers this evening then to a few showers near midnight and ending Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2017
Monday Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 29 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday By 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying low 997 mb located west
of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today low 997 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PDT 29 April 2017 A low just west of Bowie will track across Bowie this morning to
reach Haida Gwaii in the afternoon. Winds will increase to gale to
storm force southeast over the north and central waters ahead of the
low then shift to strong to gale force westerly in its wake.

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