Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 May 2017

Tonight and Monday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 near midnight then diminishing to westerly 5 to 10 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 May 2017
Tuesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon then increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15.
Thursday Wind light becoming west 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 May 2017

'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 PM PDT 28 May 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 28 May 2017 The contrasts of temperature and pressure between a ridge of high
pressure over offshore waters and a trough over the BC Interior will
give rise to strong to marginal gale westerly winds through Juan de
Fuca Strait tonight and late Monday.

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