Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 early this morning then increasing to west 35 to 45 near noon. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 near midnight and to west 15 to 25 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2017
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind light.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 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 4:00 AM PDT 23 May 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located over central
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Hecate Strait
extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 23 May 2017 A frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from Hecate Strait
to Southern Bowie early this morning will move across the BC coast
today, pushed by a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high
pressure will build in the wake of the front and generate
Gale to locally storm force northwesterly winds over the BC waters
today and tonight.

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