Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday evening.
Showers today and tonight. Rain Sunday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Johnstone StraitIssued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2023
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 23 September 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located off Vancouver Island.
By 1:00 p.m. PDT today weakening trough located over Vancouver
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday intensifying trough located over Bowie.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday intensifying frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located off Vancouver
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:54 AM PDT 23 September 2023 A trough off Vancouver Island will cross the island near noon. Strong
to gale force southerly winds are expected ahead of the trough.
In its wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force northwest over
west coast Vancouver Island late this morning then ease to moderate
southwest as the trough moves inland.
A deep low pressure system is expected to spread gale to storm force
winds across the BC waters Sunday through Monday. Initially, a trough
will bring southerly gale and storm force winds to the central and
northern waters on Sunday morning. An intensifying frontal system
will cross Explorer late Sunday, spreading storm to local hurricane
force southeasterly winds across southern and central waters Sunday
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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