Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 01:47 AM PDT 03 May 2016

Today

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 late Tuesday afternoon.

Chance of showers Tuesday morning. A few showers Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 02 May 2016
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 01:47 AM PDT 03 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 2 May 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located over Queen Charlotte Sound
extending southward.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 2 May 2016 A building ridge of high pressure offshore will bring strong to gale
force westerlies to Juan de Fuca Strait overnight and again late
Tuesday. Northwest gales will also develop over Johnstone Strait
Tuesday afternoon.

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