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Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this morning and to southeast 30 to 35 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 early this afternoon and to east 10 to 20 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light this evening then becoming east 5 to 15 Wednesday morning.

Showers or flurries ending near noon. Flurries beginning near midnight and becoming showers or flurries near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 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 4:00 AM PST 26 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PST 26 January 2021 A frontal system over Western Explorer this morning will stall over
Explorer in a northwest to southeast line this afternoon then weaken
tonight. Ahead of the front, winds will increase to gale to storm
force southeast this morning over the southern waters.

A ridge of high pressure will stall over BC Interior for the next few
days. Strong to gale force outflow winds will prevail through the
mainland inlets of BC coast.

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