Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 02 May 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind east 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 late this afternoon then diminishing to west 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers beginning Tuesday evening. Fog banks forming early this evening and dissipating Tuesday morning.

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 10:30 AM PDT 02 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 10:30 AM PDT 2 May 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Port Hardy.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 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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