Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 11 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain changing to periods of rain after midnight then to rain Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming southeast 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots increasing to southeast 50.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 11 December 2018

'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 9:30 PM PST 11 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 970 mb located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located
north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PST 11 December 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will weaken
Through the night as it quickly approaches the BC coast by Wednesday
morning. Widespread gale force westerly winds will continue across
most marine regions ahead of the ridge then ease to generally strong
westerly winds later tonight.

The next frontal wave moves over the offshore waters on Wednesday
morning and will track east through the South Coast by evening.

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