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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening and to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then becoming northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain near midnight then to showers Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022

'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 17 May 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 2:00 p.m. PDT today deepening trough from 1007 mb low located
west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough from 1003 mb low
located over Haida Gwaii.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 995 mb located west of
Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 1003 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from a developing low pressure
centre southwest of Bowie will move northeast to lie over Northern
Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Southerly gales will develop from
Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island near noon today.

A deep low pressure centre will move over Explorer near midnight and
then cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday morning. Unseasonably strong
winds are associated with this low. Storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island tonight. Hurricane force southeast winds are possible near the
headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island overnight. Southeast gales
are expected for inner South Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale
to storm force west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.

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