Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 13 December 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Friday evening.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 December 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 50 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 45 knots diminishing to southeast 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 50.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 13 December 2018

'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 13 December 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 986 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 986 mb located over central Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 13 December 2018 A Pacific warm front will lie from Southern Explorer to cape
Scott tonight. Meanwhile, a deepening Pacific low approaching from
the southwest will reach Southern Explorer by early Friday morning.
The low will then cross Vancouver Island late Friday afternoon.

Over northern and central waters, moderate to strong northerly
Winds will rise to strong to gale force tonight and will ease to
light to moderate westerly Friday evening. Over southern waters,
Gale force southeast winds will prevail as the low approaches
Tonight with storm force southeasterlies forecast off the
West coast of Vancouver Island and also the Northern Strait of
Georgia overnight. Winds will shift to westerly gales in the wake of
the low late Friday afternoon.

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