Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late overnight and to light Saturday morning. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 late Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Chance of showers beginning early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind east 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 05 February 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 PST 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight disturbance located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing disturbance located over
Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 5 February 2016 A cold front over the Lower Mainland will move to Washington state
tonight. Strong to gale force westerly winds will continue this
evening over parts of the inner south coastal waters behind the

A disturbance west of Haida Gwaii will move eastward tonight and
reach Hecate Strait by early Saturday morning. Strong to gale force
westerlies will develop over parts of the central and northern waters
along the track of the disturbance.

An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds over central and northern waters late in the day

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