Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 March 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots veering to southwest 20 this evening then increasing to south 20 to 30 late overnight.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2017
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 March 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 11:03 AM PDT 27 March 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By noon PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PDT 27 March 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across the offshore waters
tonight. Ahead of the system, gale force southerlies will develop
over the offshore waters this afternoon and spread to central and
northern waters by this evening.

Southerly storm force winds will develop from Southern Hecate Strait
to the headlands of Vancouver Island after midnight tonight.
Winds will ease to moderate westerlies in the wake of the front on
Tuesday.

In addition, as the frontal wave slides down the coast on Tuesday,
southeast gale force winds will develop over Northern Strait of
Georgia Tuesday morning.

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