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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:28 PM PDT 23 May 2024

Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 early Friday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain ending Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2024
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 in the morning then diminishing to light late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:28 PM PDT 23 May 2024

'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 PM PDT 23 May 2024 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing trough located on a line
north-south over southeastern Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM PDT 23 May 2024 The trough over Queen Charlotte Sound continues to move southeastward
tonight. Ahead of the trough, southeasterly gales over central waters
and near the headlands of Vancouver Island will ease this evening.

A ridge of high pressure building over offshore waters tonight will
slowly shift eastward to lie over Bowie Friday evening. Strong
northwesterly winds developing ahead of the ridge will rise to
northwest gales over waters west of Vancouver Island on Friday
evening.

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