Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 14 December 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 near midnight and to southerly 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 25 early Saturday morning and to easterly 25 to 35 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to easterly 35 to 45 early Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain late Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 December 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 14 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 14 December 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing ridge located over the South
Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:32 PM PST 14 December 2018 A frontal system has departed the inner South Coast earlier this
evening. Gale force westerly winds through Juan de Fuca Strait
And inflow winds through Howe Sound will ease tonight.

Another intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters
tonight then move onto the mainland coast on Saturday. Widespread
gale to storm force southeast winds will be generated ahead of the
front with hurricane force winds over parts of the northern and
central waters.

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