Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 12 December 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early this morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 35 to 45 early this evening then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind becoming easterly 10 to 20 Thursday morning then increasing to easterly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain changing to rain this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 12 December 2018
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to south 10 to 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots backing to southeast 15.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 08:44 AM PST 12 December 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 6:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today low 970 mb located west of Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary low 970 mb located north
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:29 AM PST 12 December 2018 A frontal system moving over Bowie this morning will give storm force
southerly winds to the offshore waters. These winds will spread
eastward as the system tracks toward the mainland this evening.
Gale force westerly winds will follow immediately behind the frontal

A low pressure system moving from west of Northern Bowie will give
westerly storm force winds to the northern and central waters
Tonight and Thursday morning.

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