Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 March 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late Friday afternoon.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms Friday morning and afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2018
Saturday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:52 PM PDT 22 March 2018

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 22 March 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 998 mb located 240 miles southwest
of Port Hardy.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday low 1005 mb located 100 miles west
of Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PDT 22 March 2018 An area of low pressure at the surface and aloft will remain over
Explorer tonight and Friday while drifting slowly eastward towards
Vancouver Island. The upper low is bringing very unstable air over
the south and will produce isolated thunderstorms over a good part
Of the southern waters. A waterspout watch is also in effect for
The inner South Coast, valid from Friday morning through Friday
evening. Winds will remain mostly light to moderate, with local
strong winds mainly over the south.

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