Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 July 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 early this morning. Wind westerly 5 to 20 tonight. Wind west 5 to 15 becoming westerly 10 to 20 Thursday afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 July 2018
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light becoming west 10 to 15 knots late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 18 July 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over southern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM PDT 18 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary
West of the offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
continue to prevail east of the centre of high pressure with
Local gales expected off the northwestern coast of Vancouver Island.

A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait will
generating strong to gale force westerly winds again starting this
afternoon.

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