Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming light this afternoon then increasing to west 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 late overnight and to west 20 to 30 early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to west 35 to 45 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2017
Wednesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning and to west 5 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 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 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over the Central
Coast extending southwestward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located over Cape Scott
extending southwestward.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Prince Rupert
extending southwestward.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Prince
Rupert extending southwestward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 22 May 2017 A stalled frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from
The Alaska Panhandle to Southern Bowie will remain in place through
today. Strong southerly winds over the northern waters will persist
today.

The front will eventually move across BC coast on Tuesday, pushed by
a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high pressure will rebuild
in the wake of the front and generate gale to locally storm force
northwesterly winds over the BC waters on Tuesday.

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