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Johnstone Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 06 March 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening then diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday morning.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 15 in the morning then backing to northeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 06 March 2021

'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 9:30 PM PST 6 March 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southeastward.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday dissipating frontal system located over
the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 985 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday low 997 mb located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PST 6 March 2021 A front currently extends across Haida Gwaii southeastward to Sartine
Island. It will gradually lose intensity as it slides east across
Hecate Strait, the central waters and Vancouver Island tonight. It
will then reach the mainland coast Sunday morning and dissipate.

Southeast gales have developed in a narrow band just ahead of the
front and will ease tonight.

A 985 MB low will approach Bowie before Sunday morning. Ahead of the
low, gale force easterly or southerly winds will develop over the
offshore waters. The gale force winds will ease Sunday night as the
low drifts away from the offshore waters.

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