Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 April 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 20 knots early this afternoon then diminishing to light near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday morning.

Periods of rain ending this morning. Rain beginning Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 April 2017
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 05:05 AM PDT 24 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 24 April 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located over the southern
Strait of Georgia.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Cape St. James.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 24 April 2017 A cold front will approach the BC coast on Tuesday. Ahead of the
front, gale to marginal storm force southeasterlies are forecast
For offshore, northern, and central waters beginning Tuesday
Morning. The strong southeasterly winds will persist into the
evening.

In the wake of the front, gale force westerlies are expected over
portions of Bowie and Explorer.

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