Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to variable 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning.
Rain beginning this evening and ending near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 4:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 985 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 995 mb located over the
At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located west of the
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located over the offshore
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:59 PM PDT 20 August 2019 The centre of a low pressure system west of Haida Gwaii late this
afternoon will cross Haida Gwaii tonight then cross the north
Coast into the BC Interior on Wednesday morning. The associated front
will swing through the northern and central waters tonight and
Progress across the South Coast overnight and Wednesday morning.
Within the vicinity of the low centre, storm to gale force southeast
winds ahead of it will switch to storm to gale force northwest winds
in its wake. Affected marine regions include the northern and
Gale to storm force southeast winds will accompany the associated
front. The front will weaken to gale to strong southeast winds as it
moves through the South Coast overnight and Wednesday morning.
Strong northwest winds are expected to follow the passage the front.
A ridge of high pressure will build Wednesday after the entire
System moves out of the marine regions. Widespread moderate to
Strong northwest winds are expected for all marine regions except
gale force winds along parts of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
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