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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 30 March 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming light Tuesday evening.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2020
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 15 in the afternoon then increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
Friday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 30 March 2020

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 30 March 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 996 mb located off Cape St. James.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 1011 mb located southwest of Cape

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
northern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:04 PM PDT 30 March 2020 A low pressure centre off cape St. James will track southeastward
across Queen Charlotte Sound tonight and lie just southwest of Cape
Scott by Tuesday afternoon. West of the low, strong to gale force
northwesterlies over Bowie will ease overnight but continue through
Tuesday over Explorer.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will
continue to give gale force outflow winds near mainland inlets of
The North and Central Coasts tonight through Tuesday.

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