Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 April 2017

Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late overnight then becoming westerly 10 to 15 late Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2017
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots late in the day.
Sunday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 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 9:30 PM PDT 27 April 2017 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday intensifying low 1002 mb located west
of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low 990 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PDT 27 April 2017 A building ridge of high pressure offshore is causing strong
northwesterlies over the inner South Coast and the southern sections
of west coast Vancouver Island. Winds will ease Friday morning as
The ridge moves closer to Vancouver Island.

A developing low will move onto Bowie Friday night. Winds will
increase to gale to storm force southeast over the north and central
waters ahead of the low.

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