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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 09 December 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early Tuesday afternoon.

Rain Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2019
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southwest 10 to 15.
Friday Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 09 December 2019

'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 9:30 PM PST 9 December 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over eastern Bowie.
By noon PST Tuesday dissipating frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 10:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PST 9 December 2019 A frontal system will track across the offshore waters tonight and
weaken over Hecate Strait midday Tuesday. Gale force southerlies will
weaken to moderate to strong westerlies late this evening over the
offshore waters. Gale force southeasterlies will weaken by midday on
Tuesday over Queen Charlotte Sound and Hecate Strait. In its wake the
winds will shift to moderate southwesterly.

By Tuesday night, widespread southeast gales will develop over
northern and central waters as another stronger frontal system
approaches. The southeast gales will increase to southeast storm
force near midnight.

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