Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 August 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind light becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots late this afternoon then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind becoming westerly 10 to 15 Friday afternoon.

Chance of drizzle this morning. Fog banks.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 August 2018
Saturday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 16 August 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today approaching low 1018 mb located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PDT 16 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure along a northeast to southwest line lies
over Bowie this morning. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
prevail over most BC waters with marginal gales expected off the
northwestern coast of Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.

Later today the ridge will weaken as it shifts eastward towards
Haida Gwaii and a weak low pressure system reaches northwestern
Bowie on Friday evening.

Marginal gales are also expected for eastern and central
Sections of Juan de Fuca Strait later this afternoon and tonight.

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