Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 06:16 AM PDT 28 March 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots backing to east 20 to 30 late overnight then becoming west 20 to 30 near noon Wednesday.

Periods of rain ending Wednesday afternoon. Mist dissipating late overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in mist.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southwest 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 06:16 AM PDT 28 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By noon PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located over southern Explorer.
By 12:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday departing low located over the South

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 28 March 2017 A frontal system lying over Northern Vancouver Island will slowly
track south today and stall over Central Vancouver Island. Southeast
gales will develop over Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait and
Northern Strait of Georgia early this morning. Winds will drop below
gale force but remain strong this evening.

A low will approach the southern waters early on Wednesday. The low
is forecast to cross Vancouver Island Wednesday afternoon. Marginal
southeast gales will develop along the western coast of Vancouver
Island early on Wednesday. Southeast gales will redevelop over
Northern Strait of Georgia as well early on Wednesday.

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