Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 August 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind west 20 to 30 tonight. Wind west 15 to 25 becoming west 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 August 2017
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 August 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 4:00 AM PDT 19 August 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over the northern
offshore waters.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PDT 18 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure in a northeast to southwest line will stall
over Cape Scott through late Saturday. Moderate to strong northwest
winds will prevail for most of the South Coast except gale force
westerlies through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

North of the ridge, moderate to strong westerly winds will prevail.

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