Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 Thursday morning then becoming light Thursday evening.

Rain beginning early this morning changing to a few showers near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the morning then becoming southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 18 October 2017 A frontal system is moving through Hecate Strait. This system will
cross the North and Central Coasts by mid morning. Winds have
Risen quickly to storm force southeasterlies ahead of frontal
System. Winds will veer to southwest gales in its wake.

Gale force southeasterlies are also developing over the
South Coast this morning as the system approaches. As the system
moves inland late Wednesday, winds will become strong south or
southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas have built to near 7 metres over the northern and central waters
this morning, and will build to near 9 metres over the offshore
waters this evening.

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