Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Friday.

Showers after midnight and Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located off Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PDT 21 March 2019 An approaching cold front will track will weaken over Bowie tonight.
Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore waters this morning and spread to the west coast of
Haida Gwaii early this evening. Winds will ease to strong southerly
overnight.

An approaching trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon. Ahead of
the trough, southerly gales will develop across Explorer overnight
and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday morning.

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