Johnstone Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 near midnight then becoming northwest 15 to 25 Tuesday morning.

Showers beginning early this evening. Fog patches dissipating early Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2015

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 26 January 2015 A low pressure centre over Queen Charlotte Sound this afternoon will
reach Hecate Strait this evening and then move into the B.C. Interior
overnight. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the low
will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake

Winds will become strong to gale force southeasterly over Bowie
Tuesday afternoon as a frontal system approaches the region.

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