Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to south 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind south 10 to 20 Friday.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30.
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 970 mb located 150 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening low 990 mb located 80 miles
south of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 18 January 2018 A strong low pressure system over Southern Bowie will move to lie
100 miles southwest of Cape St James this morning and remain
stationary today. The low will weaken and drift eastward across
Queen Charlotte Sound tonight and Friday.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease
To strong to gale force near midday today. South of the low, storm
To hurricane force southwesterlies over Southern Explorer will ease
to gale force this afternoon. Meanwhile northwesterly gales will
prevail behind the low. On Friday strong to gale force
southeasterlies east of the low will shift to northwesterlies
Behind the low.

Seas 9 to 12 metres over the central waters and off Vancouver Island
will subside to 6 to 8 metres later today.

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