Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Monday and to southeast 35 to 45 Monday afternoon.

Rain ending late overnight. Rain beginning Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2018
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon and to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 09 December 2018

'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 4:00 PM PST 9 December 2018 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 9 December 2018 A weak trough over Haida Gwaii will dissipate this evening. Marginal
gale force winds associated with the trough over waters around Haida
Gwaii will ease this evening to moderate to strong southwest winds.

The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters Monday
morning. The system will move eastward and lie north to south from
the Alaskan Panhandle to Southern Explorer by Monday afternoon.
Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop tonight over Bowie
then spread to most northern and central waters Monday then to the
South Coast Monday night. Winds will shift to gale force westerlies
after the passage of the front.

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