Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 December 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots this afternoon and to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening. Wind increasing to southerly 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday.

Showers changing to rain near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2018
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming east 15.
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to south 10 to 20.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 December 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 10:30 AM PST 10 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 10 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system over the offshore waters will move
Eastward today and lie north to south from the Alaskan Panhandle to
Southern Explorer by late this afternoon. The front will progress
into the South Coast tonight then depart into the BC Interior by
Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southerly winds will spread across most northern
and central waters today and then to the South Coast tonight into
Tuesday morning. Winds will shift to widespread gale force
Westerlies after the passage of the front.

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