Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 August 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late overnight and to westerly 5 to 15 Friday morning. Wind increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 August 2018
Saturday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 August 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 9:30 PM PDT 16 August 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 1016 mb located west of Bowie.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Friday dissipating low 1020 mb located near the
Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PDT 16 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure along a north to south line lies
Over Hecate Strait. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
Prevail over most BC waters with marginal gales expected off the
northwestern coast of Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.

The ridge will weaken this evening as it shifts eastward toward
The North Coast. Meanwhile, a weak low pressure system will reach
Northern Bowie on Friday morning.

Marginal gales are also expected for eastern and central
Sections of Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

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