Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 near midnight then becoming west 10 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind becoming west 15 to 25 early Saturday afternoon then increasing to west 25 to 30 late Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to westerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 May 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 PM PDT 25 May 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight building trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PDT 25 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will produce
Gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.
The gale force winds are expected to subside to strong westerly
After midnight.

As the ridge of high pressure moves east and ends up over Vancouver
Island, this will allow a frontal system to come into the offshore
waters tonight. Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop.

The frontal system will slowly make its way east, spreading
Southeast gales to central and northern waters by Saturday
Afternoon. In behind the trough, southwest gales are expected over
Northern Bowie Saturday afternoon.

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