Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 02 May 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 late this evening then becoming westerly 20 to 30 early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming westerly 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 02 May 2016
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 02 May 2016

'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 PM PDT 2 May 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Port Hardy.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located over Queen Charlotte Sound
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 2 May 2016 The frontal system will weaken tonight. The winds will diminish
slightly to strong on Tuesday morning only to rise to westerly gale
force again Tuesday afternoon ahead of the strengthening ridge.

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