Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 01 May 2016

Tonight and Monday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind east 10 to 20 knots becoming east 20 late overnight then increasing to east 20 to 30 early Monday morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 Monday afternoon.

Fog banks forming early Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 02 May 2016
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 01 May 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 4:00 AM PDT 2 May 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Port Hardy.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 2 May 2016 Winds through central and eastern sections of Juan de Fuca Strait
will rise to westerly gale force this evening. The winds will
diminish slightly to strong on Tuesday morning only to rise to
westerly gale force again Tuesday afternoon.

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