Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 May 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots early this morning except southwest 25 to 30 near the west entrance. Wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 early this evening.

Periods of rain changing to chance of showers this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 May 2016
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 in the morning then becoming light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light becoming west 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 28 May 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located west of Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located over the South

At noon PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 28 May 2016 A trough of low pressure will move across Vancouver Island this
morning bringing strong to gale force southeasterly winds to the
South Coast. Winds are expected to ease this evening as the trough

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