Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 April 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to light near midnight. Wind becoming west 15 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 April 2016

'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 10:30 AM PDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northwestern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 29 April 2016 A building ridge of high pressure over Haida Gwaii today will produce
strong to gale force west to northwest winds over southern waters.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong tonight.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and move onto the
North Coast by Saturday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds
will develop ahead of the front over northern waters.

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