Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots early this morning then becoming light late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 5 to 15 overnight and to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Saturday afternoon then becoming southeast 5 to 15 Saturday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Johnstone StraitIssued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over the Lower
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located from the Central Coast
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from Cape Scott to
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:05 AM PDT 22 September 2023 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will move eastward and reach Hecate
Strait later this morning then weaken as it progresses into central
waters in the afternoon. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southerly winds have developed over Northern Haida Gwaii and Dixon
Entrance East. The winds will ease to strong southerly this morning
as the front moves over Southern Hecate Strait and rapidly weakens.
In its wake, winds will ease to moderate to strong westerlies today.
As the front dissipate this evening, a trough will form from Central
Coast to Explorer. The trough will continue to develop to a low over
Southeastern Explorer overnight. The low centre is expected to cross
Vancouver Island Saturday near noon. Gale force winds are expected to
develop near the low on Saturday morning then becoming strong
southerly wind over the Strait of Georgia as the low cross the island
A deep low pressure system is expected to spread gale to storm force
winds across the BC waters Sunday night through Monday.
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 - southern half
- 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
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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