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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 late this evening and to southerly 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to westerly 20 Wednesday morning and to westerly 15 Wednesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Rain overnight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 28 January 2020

'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 PST 28 January 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 28 January 2020 An intense frontal system will quickly move through the offshore
waters tonight then move through the north and Central Coast early
Wednesday morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of the system. As the system nears the North Coast tonight, a
brief period of hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over
parts of the north and central waters. The associated front will move
across the South Coast through Wednesday morning resulting in gale
force southeasterlies. In the wake of the system, winds will veer to
gale to storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters
while the southern waters will experience far weaker winds ranging
from moderate to strong.

Another system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
Wednesday night.

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