Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southerly 5 to 15 Thursday morning.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016
Friday Wind easterly 20 knots becoming easterly 10 to 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over central Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating low located over northwestern

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 994 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing low 995 mb located over
Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:06 PM PDT 26 October 2016 A low over Bowie will track slowly northward and dissipate over
Northwestern Bowie tonight. A second low over Southern Explorer will
move northwards over Cape Scott early Thursday morning then move
inland later in the morning.

Widespread southeast gales across most southern waters tonight with
storm force winds over southern west coast Vancouver Island. The
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies behind the low
then ease further Thursday morning.

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