Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 near noon Saturday then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday evening.
Periods of rain.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 1:08 PM PST 03 February 2023
'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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST today low 996 mb located near Tofino.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:10 AM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast to Explorer is
producing widespread southeasterly gales to the east of the system,
with an embedded swath of southeasterly storms from Queen Charlotte
Sound to the headlands of Vancouver Island today.
Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies late this morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters today.
Winds will ease this evening as both systems move inland, though
there will be a brief period of southwest gales across West Coast
Vancouver Island South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening in the wake of the low.
Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds. This
system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday evening with northwest gales
developing in its wake.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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