Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to southeast 20 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon Wednesday and to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers today and this evening. Rain beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 in the morning.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 12:08 PM PDT 23 October 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 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 978 mb located at 43N 150W.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 962 mb located 240 miles west
of Langara.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 23 October 2018 Today marks the end of an extended high pressure regime on the BC
coast and the beginning of a much more stormy fall pattern.

A frontal system just off the coast this morning will move through
the North Coast this afternoon and through the South Coast this
evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will
shift to moderate to strong westerlies behind it.

On Wednesday, a deep low and a much more intense frontal system will
be affecting the coast. The system will bring widespread storm
Force winds through all the northern and central waters with
Wind speeds approaching hurricane force in many areas. Over the far
south, the system will bring strong to gale force southeast winds by
Wednesday evening.

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