Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon then becoming west 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind becoming west 20 overnight.

Rain changing to a few showers early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2016
Sunday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 2 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 2 December 2016 A deep low pressure centre will move into the Gulf of Alaska today
and slowly weaken through Saturday. The corresponding cold front
located over the Queen Charlotte Sound this morning will move
southward across the southern waters today.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the front will
Shift to gale to storm force westerlies this morning over northern
and central waters. Over Northern Bowie hurricane force westerlies
are expected this morning. Gale force westerlies will continue for
northern and central waters through Saturday. Over southern waters,
winds will rise to gale force southeasterly ahead of the front this
afternoon, before shifting to westerly and weakening in its wake this
evening.

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