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Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight and to southeast 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Wednesday.

Rain changing to scattered flurries or scattered showers near midnight then to rain Wednesday evening.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2022
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning and to southwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 06 December 2022

'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 4:00 PM PST 6 December 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday cold front located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 6 December 2022 A cold front will approach the offshore waters late this evening and
reach Haida Gwaii by Wednesday morning then sweep through southern
waters Wednesday evening.

Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island on
Wednesday. Gale to storm force northwesterly winds will follow the
front later in the day on Wednesday.

For waters of the inner South Coast strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop Wednesday afternoon and likely
Persist into the overnight period.

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