Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 October 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots veering to southerly 20 to 25 near noon then diminishing to southerly 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 20 Wednesday morning.

Periods of rain beginning near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 October 2015
Thursday Wind east 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 07:01 AM PDT 06 October 2015

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 6 October 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 997 mb located at 44N 148W.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday deepening low 987 mb located at 48N 148W.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PDT 6 October 2015 A 997 MB low pressure system over Eastern Pacific will deepen and
expand during the next few days. The system will start to affect
BC waters on Wednesday. A series of disturbances rotating around the
big low will bring gale force southeasterly winds to most BC waters
Wednesday and Wednesday night.

The system is expected to remain over Eastern Pacific during the
week. A series of intense disturbances will develop and rotate around
the system. Gale to storm force southerly winds will continue
Through Sunday as these disturbances move across BC waters.

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