Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 late this morning then becoming southeast 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday.

Showers changing to periods of rain late this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 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 4:00 AM PDT 24 October 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight low 970 mb located over southwestern
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 978 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PDT 24 October 2016 A low tracking northward will lie over Southwestern Explorer
This evening and over Northern Explorer on Tuesday morning.

Winds will rise to gale to storm force east to southeast
Ahead of the low. Near the headlands of Vancouver Island
Winds will rise to hurricane force southeasterlies this evening
And ease to storm force southeasterlies overnight.

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