Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 late this afternoon and to westerly 15 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light near noon Saturday then increasing to easterly 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind east 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.

Stay connected


Weather Conditions

Skip Image

Zoom-in to make a selection

Map of Pacific - Georgia Basin marine weather areas Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Sentry Shoal - 46131 Halibut Bank - 46146 La Perouse Bank - 46206 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Tofino Airport Grief Point Powell River Airport Sechelt Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Vancouver Harbour Vancouver Int'l Airport West Vancouver Port Alberni Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Squamish Airport
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM 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 10:30 AM PST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over central Vancouver

At 10:30 a.m. PST today disturbance located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening disturbance located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 5 February 2016 A cold front over the Central Coast this morning will move
southeastward and reach the southern waters this afternoon. Storm to
gale force southeasterlies over central waters ahead of the front
will continue late this morning. Gale force southeasterly winds
Will spread to the inner south coastal waters today.

A disturbance will move into western offshore waters later this
afternoon. The disturbance will move eastward and reach Queen
Charlotte Sound this evening. 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 strong to gale force
southeasterly winds over central and northern waters late in the day

Pacific - Georgia Basin Area

Another Region

What we are doing

Date modified: