Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 August 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind west 25 to 30 tonight. Wind west 25 Friday.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind light increasing to west 15 to 20 knots late in the day.
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 August 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 10:30 AM PDT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 17 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure extending north to south through Northern
Vancouver Island will weaken today as a frontal system to the north
moves southwards. The frontal system extending northeast to
Southwest through the Bowie region this morning will move southwards
to lie through the North Coast this afternoon, reaching the Central
Coast this evening.

Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast today except for moderate to strong westerlies will continue
through Juan de Fuca Strait.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force southeast winds will
develop ahead of the frontal system and then shift to strong west or
southwesterly in its wake.

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