Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots increasing to westerly 35 to 40 near noon then diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 Wednesday morning.

Chance of showers late this afternoon and tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015
Thursday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015

'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 21 April 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 21 April 2015 A ridge of high pressure building over west of the offshore waters
will shift eastward to Haida Gwaii Wednesday morning. Ahead of the
ridge, strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail today
and tonight over central and southern waters.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters Wednesday
morning. Ahead of the system, gale force southerly or southeasterly
winds will develop over most northern and central waters on
Wednesday. The winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

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