Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to west 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to light Saturday morning. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Rain beginning early Saturday afternoon and changing to rain at times heavy Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming west 15 to 25 in the afternoon then diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots becoming southeast 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 7:09 PM PDT 27 March 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 PM PDT 27 March 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PDT 27 March 2015 A cold front near Cape Scott will move southeastward to the Lower
Mainland tonight. In its wake a ridge of high pressure will build
towards Haida Gwaii this afternoon and will move through the South
Coast Saturday afternoon. The next frontal system will reach the
offshore waters tonight and the North Coast on Saturday.

Strong southeast winds over central waters will shift to strong
northwest later today over most of the southern waters as the cold
front passes. Winds will ease near the ridge then rise to gale to
storm force southeast over most northern and central waters, in
advance of the next frontal system tonight and Saturday morning.

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