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Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 August 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind becoming southeast 15 Friday evening.

Showers beginning this evening and ending Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 2019
Saturday Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15.
Monday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 August 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 10:30 AM PDT 22 August 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:32 AM PDT 22 August 2019 A frontal system will progress eastward through Bowie today. The
system will progress into the northern and central waters tonight
then cross the Central Coast into the British Columbia Interior
Friday afternoon. Gale force southerly winds will develop ahead of
the system and shift to strong westerlies in its wake.

Gale force to strong westerly winds will dominate northern waters on
Friday as another trough swings into the region.

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