Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 01 July 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 early Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 July 2016
Sunday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 01 July 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 1 July 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening low 1003 mb located north
of Bowie.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 1007 mb located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday deepening low 1005 mb located over
northern Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PDT 1 July 2016 A 1005 MB low located west of the offshore waters will approach
Northern Explorer overnight then track across Haida Gwaii Saturday.

Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southeasterlies are expected
over Hecate Strait, the Central Coast, and Northwest Vancouver Island
early Saturday morning. In its wake, gale force northwesterlies are
expected over Bowie and west coast Haida Gwaii Saturday morning.

A ridge of high pressure located over Explorer will produce gale
force westerlies through central and eastern sections of Juan de Fuca
strait this afternoon.

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