Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 29 July 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 late this evening and to west 10 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 late Saturday afternoon and to west 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 July 2016
Sunday Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 July 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 July 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PDT 29 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure will remain over the
offshore waters off Bowie. Under this pattern, strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island,
southeastern half of Explorer and through Johnstone Strait will
continue through Saturday. Strong to marginal gale force
northwesterlies in the Southern Strait of Georgia will ease to strong
after midnight. Strong to marginal gale force westerly winds through
Juan de Fuca Strait will ease to moderate tonight then rise to
marginal gales again Saturday evening.

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