Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 near noon then increasing to westerly 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 late overnight then becoming westerly 20 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Rain changing to periods of rain early this evening then to rain Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming east 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to south 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots backing to southeast 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2018

'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 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Pacific Ocean.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening ridge located over the
offshore waters.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located
north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PST 11 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system currently over the inner South Coast will
depart inland to the east near midday. Gale force southerly winds
will continue until the front passes.

A weak ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters will
Result in widespread gale force westerly winds across most marine
regions this afternoon.

The next frontal wave moves over the offshore waters on Wednesday
morning and will track east through the South Coast by evening.

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