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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 near noon then increasing to west 20 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 near midnight then diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 early Monday morning. Wind backing to southeast 5 to 15 near noon Monday.

Periods of rain ending early this afternoon. Periods of rain beginning near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2019
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over central
Vancouver Island.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Explorer extending
northward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 22 September 2019 A frontal system over Central Vancouver Island will continue to
produce strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast this
morning. Gale force northwesterlies will develop over West Vancouver
Island as a ridge of high pressure builds offshore.

Another front will move across the northern offshore waters tonight.
Gale force southeast winds will develop over the offshore waters
tonight then spread to the central and north coasts on Monday.
Winds over the northern waters will become gale to storm force
southwesterlies in the wake of the front.

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