Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 30 March 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late this evening then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning.

Periods of rain changing to chance of showers overnight and Tuesday with risk of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 30 March 2015

'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 9:30 PM PDT 30 March 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 999 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 1008 mb located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday departing trough located over the North
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 30 March 2015 A low over the Alaska Panhandle will bring strong to gale force
westerlies off Langara this evening. A cold front over Southern
Vancouver Island this evening will reach the Lower Mainland just
after midnight. Moderate southeast winds ahead of the front will
shift to strong northwest in its wake with westerly gales expected
through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
morning and will reach the North Coast Tuesday evening. Behind the
trough, strong to gale force westerly winds will develop over the
northern offshore waters.

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