Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 July 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 July 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 July 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 July 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 29 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extends from well
Offshore toward Haida Gwaii. Under this pattern, strong to
Gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island and
southeastern half of Explorer will continue through Saturday.
The strong northwesterlies through Johnstone Strait will rise to gale
force this afternoon. Northwesterlies will also rise to marginal gale
force in the Southern Strait of Georgia tonight. Westerly winds
through Juan de Fuca Strait will rise to marginal gales this evening.

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