Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 October 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 30 knots diminishing to light Sunday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017
Monday Wind light increasing to east 10 to 20 knots in the morning.
Tuesday Wind east 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:47 PM PDT 21 October 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 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 974 mb located north of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 1002 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PDT 21 October 2017 A frontal system over Central Vancouver Island this evening
Will move inland tonight, bringing strong to gale force
southeasterlies to the southern waters. Winds will shift to strong
southerly in its wake, with a large area of gale force
southwesterlies developing off the outer coast and over the offshore
waters tonight, due to a low pressure centre passing to the north
Of Bowie. Winds will rise further to local storm force
southwesterlies over the offshore waters overnight. Winds will
Ease to moderate to strong southerly Sunday afternoon as the low
weakens over the Alaska Panhandle and a ridge of high pressure
Builds over the South Coast.

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