Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming light this afternoon then increasing to east 5 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to east 15 to 25 after midnight and to east 25 to 35 Tuesday morning. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers ending late this afternoon. A few showers beginning Tuesday morning and changing to rain Tuesday morning and ending Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 07:28 AM PST 20 November 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 PST 20 November 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line east-west
over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 20 November 2017 A frontal system will approach Bowie this morning and cross the
North coastal waters today, weakening as it crosses Haida Gwaii
tonight. A second frontal system approaching Explorer from the
southwest will move to lie over Southern Bowie by Tuesday afternoon.

Gale force southerly winds will spread to northern waters today
Ahead of the first frontal system, and will ease through Tuesday
morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will spread to southern
offshore waters Tuesday morning and will spread to central and
northern waters Tuesday afternoon. Winds will ease behind the
Frontal system Tuesday night.

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