Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to west 20 to 30 knots early this afternoon then diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind becoming southeast 15 Saturday afternoon.

A few showers changing to rain Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 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 PDT 20 October 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located on a line north-south
over the Coast Mountains.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:09 AM PDT 20 October 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across Haida Gwaii on
Saturday and weaken over the North Coast late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop over the offshore
waters this evening then spread to all outer waters overnight and the
inner South Coast early Saturday morning. In its wake the winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly late Saturday.

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