Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 September 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to west 15 to 20 knots early this evening then diminishing to west 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 20 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 September 2017
Monday Wind light increasing to east 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming light.
Wednesday Wind light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 September 2017

'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 23 September 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday low located over Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front from low located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday cold front from low located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 23 September 2017 A ridge of high pressure over Queen Charlotte Sound will shift to
The southeast and lie over Vancouver Island by Sunday morning. A
Low pressure system from the Pacific will move into offshore waters
Sunday afternoon. The associated cold front will advance towards the
northern and central waters Sunday night. Ahead of the front, strong
to gale force southerly winds will develop. Winds will shift to
strong to moderate westerly winds in the wake of the front.

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