Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 late this afternoon then diminishing to south 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 1:31 PM PST 21 November 2017

'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 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
east-west over southern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PST 21 November 2017 A frontal system approaching Explorer from the southwest will move
To lie over Southern Bowie by this afternoon before moving off to
The northwest. A second front will move up from southwest of
Explorer to lie over Haida Gwaii Wednesday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will spread to southern
offshore waters this morning and will spread to central and
Northern waters this afternoon. Storm force winds will ease by this
evening. Widespread southerly gale force winds will continue through

A ridge of high pressure anchored over BC Interior combined with
incoming frontal systems will continue to produce easterly gale force
winds through the mainland inlets.

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