Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016

Tonight and Monday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots becoming light Monday afternoon then increasing to west 20 to 25 Monday evening.

Chance of showers late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016
Tuesday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 to 20.
Thursday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building low 1005 mb located over Bowie.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Monday departing low 1002 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PDT 25 September 2016 A low pressure system will move through Bowie this evening
And is forecast to pass to the northwest of Haida Gwaii tonight.

Gale to storm force south or southeast winds will develop ahead of
the frontal system as it moves through Bowie and into the central
waters. The cold front associated with this low will move
Down the coast to lie over Vancouver Island late Monday. Winds will
shift to moderate to strong northwesterlies once the cold front
passes.

Meanwhile, in the far south, winds will remain light to moderate
under a ridge of high pressure.

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