Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 May 2015

Tonight and Thursday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to west 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 20 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Fog banks forming after midnight and dissipating near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 May 2015
Friday Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 10 knots increasing to west 20 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 27 May 2015

'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 27 May 2015 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located off Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 27 May 2015 A ridge of high pressure just outside the offshore waters, combined
with a trough of low pressure over the BC Interior, will continue to
bring moderate to strong northwest winds to most regions over the
next few days. Winds will reach gale force at times near Southern
Haida Gwaii, through Johnstone Strait and off the Brooks Peninsula on
the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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