Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Saturday.

Showers changing to rain at times heavy Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017

'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 AM PST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
today and shift to the BC Interior Saturday. Gale force northwest
winds will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island today.

A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.

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