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Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 July 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 after midnight then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 July 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 in the morning then becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 July 2019

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 9:30 PM PDT 22 July 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Tofino.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 1014 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 1012 mb located off Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:08 PM PDT 22 July 2019 A ridge of high pressure offshore will remain over Explorer tonight
and strengthen on Tuesday. Gale force westerlies over eastern
sections of Juan de Fuca Strait ease to strong late this evening.
The inflow winds will again rise to gale force late Tuesday

An area of low pressure over Western Queen Charlotte Sound will
continue to move northwards and reach Haida Gwaii by early Tuesday
morning. Ahead of the low, strong to locally gale force southerlies
will develop over the central and northern waters.

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