Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots becoming west 35 to 45 near noon then diminishing to west 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning and to west 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2017
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind light.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 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 23 May 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Cape St. James
extending southwestward.
By 6:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PDT 23 May 2017 A frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from cape St. James
to Northern Explorer this morning will move across the BC coast
today, pushed by a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high
pressure will build in the wake of the front and generate
Gale to locally storm force northwesterly winds over the BC waters
today, tonight, and Wednesday.

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