Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 July 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to west 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 July 2016
Thursday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 late in the day.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 July 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located on a
line northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 26 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure offshore will slowly build
towards the Central Coast tonight and Wednesday. Under this pattern,
strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most
southern waters.

Northwest gales are forecast to develop late in the afternoon and in
the evenings off West Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.
Westerly winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will also flirt with gales
in the evenings.

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