Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light late this afternoon then becoming northwest 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind becoming light late overnight then increasing to southeast 5 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Chance of showers late this afternoon and this evening. Rain beginning late Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 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 4:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight building trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PDT 25 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will produce
Gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.
The gale force winds are expected to subside to strong westerly
After midnight.

As the ridge of high pressure moves east and ends up over Vancouver
Island, this will allow a frontal system to come into the offshore
waters tonight. Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop.

The frontal system will slowly make its way east, spreading
Southeast gales to central and northern waters by Saturday
Afternoon. In behind the trough, southwest gales are expected over
Northern Bowie Saturday afternoon.

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