Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 this morning then increasing to southwest 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to west 15 to 25 late overnight.
Periods of rain ending near midnight. A few showers beginning Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - central straitIssued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Outer Coast.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over the Lower
At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching trough located over the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:58 AM PST 20 December 2014 An fairly intense Pacific frontal system will move through the coast
this morning. Then a trough of low pressure will move through the
South Coast this evening. The next trough of low pressure will reach
the offshore waters Sunday afternoon.
Widespread storm force southeasterlies will prevail ahead of the
frontal system this morning from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards, with gales expected in the far south. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake. Winds will back to
southerly ahead of the incoming trough this afternoon and will veer
to strong to gale force westerly behind it this evening. Strong to
gale force south or southwest winds will continue Sunday as the next
trough approaches the coast. High seas will reach up to 8 metres off
Vancouver Island and the central part of the coast this morning.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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