Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 July 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 after midnight and to light early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 early Thursday evening.

Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 July 2016
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 July 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 9:30 PM PDT 27 July 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PDT 27 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extending from well
offshore toward the Central Coast will slowly shift northward to lie
over Haida Gwaii by Thursday afternoon. Under this pattern, strong to
gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island and
through Johnstone Strait will continue tonight. The winds will ease
slightly overnight then strengthen again Thursday afternoon. Westerly
winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will flirt with gales in the
evenings.

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