Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late this afternoon and to northwest 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday morning.

Rain beginning Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 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 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape St. James extending
southward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located over 53N 146W extending
southeastward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 30 March 2017 A ridge over cape St. James extending southwards will result in
strong to gale force winds for southern sections of West Vancouver
Island today.

A cold front will approach the offshore waters. The cold front
Will lie over Bowie by late this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southeasterlies up to 45 knots over
Offshore, northern, and central waters.

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