Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 early this evening then diminishing to west 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming light Friday morning.

Rain beginning Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape St. James extending
southward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located over Bowie.

By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 30 March 2017 A ridge over cape St. James extending southwards will result in
strong northwest winds for southern sections of West Vancouver
Island today.

A cold front will approach the offshore waters today and lie over
Bowie by late this evening. Ahead of the front winds will rise to
gale force southeasterlies up to 45 knots over offshore, northern,
and central waters.

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