Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots near noon and to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming southeast 10 to 20 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening.

Rain beginning early this afternoon and ending Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017

'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 PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.

At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front crossing Hecate Strait will progress eastward today to
lie over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.

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