Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 May 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 late this afternoon and to light this evening. Wind becoming east 5 to 15 Thursday morning then becoming west 10 to 15 Thursday afternoon.

Chance of showers early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 May 2017
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light increasing to westerly 20 to 30 knots late in the day.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 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 AM PDT 24 May 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located 360 miles west of Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 24 May 2017 A strong ridge of high pressure well offshore this morning will move
slowly eastward today and will stall over Northwestern Bowie tonight.

Strong to gale to force northwesterly winds over the BC coastal
waters will ease to light to moderate over most inner South Coast
waters today but will remain strong to gale force through tonight
And Thursday off the west coast of Vancouver Island and over most
central and northern waters.

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