Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 August 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 after midnight and to west 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Fog banks dissipating near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 August 2017
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 18 August 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 PM PDT 18 August 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching frontal system located over
the northern offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PDT 18 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure in a northeast to southwest line will stall
over Cape Scott through late Saturday. Moderate to strong northwest
winds will prevail for most of the South Coast except gale force
westerlies through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

North of the ridge, moderate to strong westerly winds will prevail.

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