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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon then becoming light near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 15 Sunday morning.

Rain ending near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2021
Monday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind east 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2021

'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 16 October 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Sunday ridge located over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 16 October 2021 A frontal wave over Southern Vancouver Island will continue to give
south to southeast gales near the west entrance of Juan de Fuca
strait early this morning. Southeast gales will also continue early
this morning over the Strait of Georgia north of Nanaimo. The
southeast gales will ease early this morning as the front weakens.

Another strong frontal system will approach Bowie Sunday evening
bringing southeast gales to the region.

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