Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 knots increasing to westerly 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to west 10 to 15 Thursday morning.

A few showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain beginning Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind light.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015

'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 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 1 April 2015 A cold front will approach offshore waters this afternoon. The
Cold front will move eastwards towards the North and Central Coasts
tonight.

Gale force southerlies will develop over the Bowie later this
afternoon and across northern and central waters tonight. Gale
Force southerlies will develop over Hecate Strait early Thursday
morning.

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