Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 early Wednesday morning.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to southwesterly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 November 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 PST 13 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 982 mb located northwest of Haida Gwaii.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing low 987 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening cold front located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 6:00 p.m. PST tonight departing cold front located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching trough located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 13 November 2018 A low northwest of Haida Gwaii will track northward onto the Alaskan
Panhandle early this afternoon. Meanwhile the associated cold front
will weaken as it moves southward over Vancouver Island this
afternoon. A trough of low pressure well offshore today will
Approach Vancouver Island tonight.

Over northern and central waters and off Northern Vancouver Island,
gale force southeast winds continue along the front. Winds will
gradually shift to widespread strong to gale force southwest by this
afternoon.

Over southern waters, local southeast gales off Southwest Vancouver
island will spread to the Northern Strait of Georgia tonight as the
trough approaches.

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