Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 September 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this afternoon then increasing to west 10 to 20 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to west 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to light late Tuesday morning.

Chance of showers late this evening and after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2016
Wednesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 September 2016

'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 26 September 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 26 September 2016 A cold front across the Central Coast will slide southeastward today
and tonight, reaching Northwestern Washington state just after
midnight.

Moderate to strong south or southeast winds will prevail ahead of
The cold front today, with local gales expected off the Central
Coast. Winds will shift to moderate to strong northwest in its wake
with gales forecast off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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