Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2018
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to west 10 to 20 knots late this evening and to west 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind becoming west 20 to 30 Saturday morning.
Rain ending late overnight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - east entranceIssued 4:00 PM PDT 20 April 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 20 April 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over southern Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Lower Mainland.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By midnight PDT tonight departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to the Washington Coast.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:59 PM PDT 20 April 2018 A frontal system currently northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii
Will slide eastwards tonight across the north and south coasts
And into the BC Interior by early Saturday morning.
Widespread strong to gale force southerlies will continue ahead of
the front. Storm force southeast winds will develop over parts of
The central waters this evening.
Strong to gale force westerlies will develop in the wake of the
frontal system this evening and overnight then ease to generally
moderate westerly winds Saturday. Strong to gale force southerly
inflow winds will develop through Douglas Channel early Saturday
morning as the front passes.
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