Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 21 November 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 late overnight then increasing to southeasterly 25 to 35 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 early Thursday afternoon then veering to westerly 15 to 25 early Thursday evening.

Showers changing to rain Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind light increasing to easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 November 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 9:30 PM PST 21 November 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 991 mb located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located over Queen Charlotte

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front from low located on a line
north-south over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday cold front from low located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 21 November 2018 A frontal system has developed and is moving through the offshore
waters. The system will generate gale force southeasterlies across
Explorer late this evening then spread to the coastal waters
Thursday. Winds will rise to storm force southeasterlies over most
central waters and west of Vancouver Island Thursday morning. In the
wake of the system winds will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies offshore on Thursday.

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