Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind east 25 to 35 Thursday.

Periods of rain beginning late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019
Friday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019

'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 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 967 mb located 680 miles southwest
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PST 16 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually
intensify tonight and begin to weaken Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland inlets will
increase to gale to storm force on tonight then begin to ease
Thursday afternoon.

A frontal system will move into Explorer this morning. The front
Will lie from Explorer to Bowie through the rest of the day. The
front will merge and reintensify with another Pacific system
approaching Explorer from the southwest tonight. The centre of
This Pacific system will move into Southern Explorer on Thursday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds over Explorer early this
morning will spread to parts of the central and southern waters
today. Southeast winds will further intensify tonight over the
offshore southern waters and continue on Thursday as the low centre
enters Southern Explorer. East to southeast gales will also develop
through Juan de Fuca tonight and then Haro Strait Thursday.

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