Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 July 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 early this morning and to west 15 late this morning. Wind increasing to west 25 to 35 late this afternoon then diminishing to west 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 July 2018
Saturday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind light becoming west 10 to 15 knots late in the day.
Monday Wind light.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 July 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 4:00 AM PDT 19 July 2018 Today Tonight and Friday By 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over southern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PDT 19 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary west of the
offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will continue to
prevail east of the centre of high pressure with local gales
Expected off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait is generating
westerly gales. Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong
This morning then rise to strong to gale force again late this
afternoon.

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