Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots early this afternoon then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 10 to 20 Wednesday morning and to northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2018

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 22 May 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PDT 22 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure will gradually build over the offshore
waters through today and tomorrow. As the ridge strengthen strong
northwesterlies will build along West Vancouver Island. As well, a
marine push is expected to move through Juan de Fuca Strait late
Wednesday afternoon, producing strong to gale force westerlies
Which will persist into overnight Wednesday.

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