Johnstone Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 26 September 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning.

Periods of rain ending near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 September 2016
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 26 September 2016

'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 9:30 PM PDT 26 September 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located west of Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PDT 26 September 2016 A cold front across Central Vancouver Island will slide
Southeastward tonight, reaching Northwestern Washington state just
after midnight. A ridge of high pressure will build across the
central part of the coast on Tuesday.

Moderate to strong south or southeast winds will prevail ahead of
The cold front. Winds will shift to moderate to strong northwest in
its wake with gales forecast off the west coast of Vancouver Island
and through Johnstone Strait.

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