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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 25 this morning then diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind northwest 10 to 15 Wednesday.

Showers ending this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2020
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2020

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 31 March 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located over western Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located southwest of Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PDT 31 March 2020 A low pressure centre over Western Queen Charlotte Sound tracking
southward will lie southwest of Tofino tonight before exiting the
region overnight. West of the low, strong to gale force
northwesterlies over Explorer will ease overnight.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will
continue to give gale force outflow winds near mainland inlets of
The North and Central Coasts today before easing tonight.

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