Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to west 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2018
Friday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 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 23 May 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 23 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters is spreading strong
northwesterly winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
These winds will persist through Thursday.

Over the inner coastal waters, strong to gale force inflow winds are
expected to develop through Juan de Fuca Strait early this evening
and persist through early Thursday morning. Marginal northwesterly
gales are expected through Johnstone Strait tonight.

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