Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots backing to southeast 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning then becoming southwest 15 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon.

A few showers changing to rain late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2017
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 15.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 October 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 PM PDT 20 October 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located on a line north-south
over the Coast Mountains.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located off the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located on a line
north-south over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PDT 20 October 2017 An approaching trough of low pressure will track across central and
northern waters on Saturday and move inland late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop over the offshore
waters this evening then spread to all outer waters overnight and the
inner South Coast early Saturday morning. In its wake the winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly late Saturday.

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