Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Tuesday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 25 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain ending Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30.
Friday Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday departing frontal system located over
the North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1001 mb located over southeastern
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1004 mb located over Queen Charlotte

At 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying frontal system located
over Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Vancouver

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PST 30 November 2015 A north to south aligned front west of Haida Gwaii will move eastward
through the North Coast tonight. Meanwhile, a 1001 millibar low
Over Explorer will track northeastward to lie off Cape Scott this

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most
Waters ahead of the front and low. Storm force southeasterlies
Off the west coast of Vancouver Island and off the Central Coast will
spread to Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East this evening.

On Tuesday, another frontal system will move through the South Coast
bringing gale to storm force southeasterlies, while winds remain
mostly moderate to strong southerly over the north.

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