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Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 Tuesday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Showers ending Tuesday morning. Rain Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 27 January 2020

'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 PM PST 27 January 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 PM PST 27 January 2020 A frontal system over Eastern Explorer will track across Northern
Vancouver Island this evening and weaken overnight. Ahead of the
front, gale force southeasterlies over southern and central waters
will spread to the inner South Coast this evening. A brief period of
gale to storm force southeasterlies is expected this evening over
west coast Vancouver Island as the front passes. In the wake of the
front, winds will shift to southwesterly gales over Southern Explorer
tonight.

Another intense frontal system will track across the offshore waters
Tuesday afternoon and onto the North Coast overnight. Ahead of the
system, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop over
northern and central waters late Tuesday. In its
Wake, winds will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies Tuesday
night.

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