Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to easterly 5 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 25 overnight then becoming westerly 15 to 25 near noon Saturday.

Showers ending this afternoon. Rain beginning after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots becoming west 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday trough located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PDT 28 August 2015 A frontal system will sweep southeastward into northern waters this
morning and into central waters this afternoon. The front will
dissipate along the northern and central coasts Saturday morning as
the front moves inland. Expect strong to gale force southerly winds
across northern and central waters and near the headlands of West
Coast Vancouver Island North ahead of the frontal system.

On Saturday, a trough will swing through offshore waters towards the
mainland coast. While only moderate winds may precede the
Trough, strong northwest winds will follow behind it.

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