Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 late overnight then increasing to easterly 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 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 PST 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 972 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 966 mb located west of Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday trough located southwest of Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday trough located over northern Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PST 17 January 2017 An area of low pressure over the southern part of Bowie this
afternoon will track northward off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this
evening to lie west of Langara Island overnight.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue tonight over
most waters. Winds will ease on Wednesday over the central and
northern waters as the low moves north of Haida Gwaii.

A trough of low pressure approaching Vancouver Island on Wednesday
morning will maintain gale to storm force southeasterly winds over
the southern waters. Winds over the southern waters will ease late
Wednesday afternoon.

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