Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 30 knots becoming west 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to west 15 to 25 overnight. Wind increasing to west 25 to 30 Saturday evening.

Fog banks dissipating near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2017
Sunday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 18 August 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PDT 18 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure offshore extending northeast to southwest
will build through Explorer tonight and extend through the central
waters Saturday morning.

Moderate to strong northwest winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast except for strong to marginal gale force westerlies that are
expected through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

North of the ridge, strong west or southwesterly winds will
Prevail.

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