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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 November 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 early this evening then becoming light Tuesday afternoon.

Rain overnight and Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 November 2019
Wednesday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind light becoming west 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 November 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 November 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.
By 10:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 11 November 2019 A frontal system over the offshore waters will cross Haida Gwaii
This morning then reach Hecate Strait this afternoon.

Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterly winds will
continue over the northern and central waters today. The winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies tonight in its wake.

Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will
continue to produce strong to gale force outflow winds through the
mainland inlets of the North and Central Coasts. The outflow winds
will ease this afternoon.

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