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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots veering to northeast 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to northeast 15 to 20 near noon except northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 late overnight with gusts to 25 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 near noon Sunday.

Periods of drizzle and fog patches ending early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023

'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 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PST 28 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward
today while a ridge remains offshore. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will persist over southern coastal waters and Explorer between
these two features.

Meanwhile, a strong ridge of high pressure will continue to move into
the British Columbia Interior today. Strong to gale force outflow
winds in the mainland inlets will intensify to gale to storm force as
the ridge strengthens today.

Winds will diminish late in the day Sunday as the high over the
interior eventually merges with the ridge offshore to become a broad
area of high pressure over the marine district.

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