Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 07:13 PM PDT 22 May 2017

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to west 35 to 45 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017
Wednesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning and to west 5 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 5 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 7:13 PM PDT 22 May 2017

'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 4:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over Queen Charlotte
Sound extending southwestward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located over Cape Scott
extending southwestward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Prince
Rupert extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PDT 22 May 2017 A stalled frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from
Prince Rupert to Southern Bowie will remain in place through
This evening.

The front will eventually move across BC coast on Tuesday, pushed by
a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high pressure will rebuild
in the wake of the front and generate gale to locally storm force
northwesterly winds over the BC waters on Tuesday.

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