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Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots becoming southeast 45 early this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday morning and to light near noon Sunday.

Rain beginning early this morning changing to showers near noon then to drizzle Sunday morning and ending near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2023
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then becoming southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southeast 10.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii extending southward.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Haida Gwaii extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 9 December 2023 Winds are likely to rise to hurricane force southeasterlies in a
broad swath from Southern Hecate Strait, through Queen Charlotte
Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.

Gale force northwesterlies over northern waters, west of Haida Gwaii
will follow this system later this afternoon as a sharp surface
trough follows the frontal system. By this evening, gale force
southeasterlies should only be present along the central coasts
associated with the trough before subsiding to strong early Sunday

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