Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 this morning then increasing to southwest 30 to 40 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight.

Periods of rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to westerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

'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 PST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Outer Coast.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching trough located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 20 December 2014 An fairly intense Pacific frontal system will move through the coast
this morning. Then a trough of low pressure will move through the
South Coast this evening. The next trough of low pressure will reach
the offshore waters Sunday afternoon.

Widespread storm force southeasterlies will prevail ahead of the
frontal system this morning from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards, with gales expected in the far south. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake. Winds will back to
southerly ahead of the incoming trough this afternoon and will veer
to strong to gale force westerly behind it this evening. Strong to
gale force south or southwest winds will continue Sunday as the next
trough approaches the coast. High seas will reach up to 8 metres off
Vancouver Island and the central part of the coast this morning.

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