Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 August 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to south 30 early this evening then diminishing to light after midnight. Wind increasing to south 20 near noon Tuesday then diminishing to west 15 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain ending late this evening. Showers beginning Tuesday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 August 2015
Wednesday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind light increasing to west 15 to 20 knots late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 August 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 31 August 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located over central Vancouver
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Washington State.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 992 mb located over the northern Alaska
By 6:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday weakening low 998 mb located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 31 August 2015 A cold front across Central Vancouver Island will move southeastward
into Washington state tonight. In its wake, a broad area of low
pressure will be affecting the BC coast, with a low centre off the
Northern Alaska Panhandle sliding southeastward to reach the Central
Coast by Tuesday afternoon.

Strong southerlies south of the front will ease to light to moderate
in its wake. Meanwhile strong to gale force west or northwest winds
will continue over the offshore waters as the low centre moves down
the coast. The approaching low will bring strong southerlies again
To most of the South Coast on Tuesday.

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