Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 late overnight then veering to southeast 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Chance of showers late this afternoon and tonight. Periods of rain beginning Friday morning. Fog patches dissipating Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015
Saturday Wind east 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 08 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PDT tonight weakening frontal system located on a line
east-west over Hecate Strait.

At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 980 mb located west of
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday low 966 mb located over western Bowie.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Friday intensifying cold front located west
of Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast, with the most intense
storm forecast for tonight and Friday.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies are occurring in a swath from
Vancouver Island northward. These winds will strengthen tonight to
storm to hurricane force as a second frontal system with a deep 970
millibar low incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho moves
northward through Bowie tonight.

Waves will also be high with this series of storm systems, building
up to 10 metres for areas of the North Coast.

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