Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 early Tuesday morning.

A few showers beginning near midnight and ending Tuesday morning. Fog banks forming early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 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 11 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday dissipating frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located west of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1012 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PST 11 December 2017 A front will remain on a line north-south west of Haida Gwaii today.
Marginal gale force southerly winds will prevail over most central
and northern waters. The front is forecast to intensify tonight as
It makes its way across the coast, with strong to gale force
southeasterlies expected ahead of the frontal passage until early
Tuesday morning.

Also this evening, a weak low pressure centre moves from west of
Explorer to Queen Charlotte Sound. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will precede this system, and strong to gale force
westerlies will follow behind it.

Another front will approach the offshore waters Tuesday morning.
Gale force southerly winds will develop over most northern waters on
Tuesday ahead of the front.

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