Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 December 2014

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday morning and to southwest 10 to 20 early Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

A few showers changing to rain near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 December 2014
Sunday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 December 2014

'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 4:00 PM PST 19 December 2014 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Mainland Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 19 December 2014 An approaching frontal system will track across the outer BC waters
tonight. Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the system will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake. Over the
inner South Coast, southeast gales will develop tonight and diminish
Saturday afternoon.

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