Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 April 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2017
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 11:14 PM PDT 24 April 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 9:30 PM PDT 24 April 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of Vancouver
Island.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 990 mb located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 988 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 24 April 2017 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters overnight
Tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterly winds will
develop over most BC waters on Tuesday with storm force southeast
winds expected near the headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island. In
wake of the front, gale force westerly winds are expected over parts
of Bowie and Explorer late Tuesday.

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