Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 16 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 16 January 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 967 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening low 979 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 PM PST 16 January 2017 A Pacific frontal system west of the offshore waters this afternoon
will move eastward and reach Queen Charlotte Sound overnight bringing
gale to storm force southeasterly winds over most waters tonight and
Tuesday. Storm to hurricane force southeasterly winds are expected
early this evening near the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island

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