Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to south 15 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind becoming south 10 to 20 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind east 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 05:27 AM PST 17 January 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 PST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 17 January 2018 A strong frontal system is rapidly developing and is currently over
West Queen Charlotte Sound. Gale to storm force southeasterlies have
developed ahead of this frontal system. As the system moves
Closer to Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
this morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
Expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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