Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 15 December 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to easterly 25 to 35 early Sunday morning and to southerly 10 to 20 Sunday afternoon.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2018
Monday Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to easterly 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30.
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 15 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 15 December 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Langara to
Cape St. James then to Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening frontal system located from the
North Coast to the Central Coast then to Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday low located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PST 15 December 2018 An intense frontal system is moving into the coastal waters and will
gradually make its way onto the mainland coast overnight.

Hurricane force winds will continue for parts of the northern and
central waters through tonight. Gale to storm force winds will
continue over southern waters until Sunday morning.

A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastward on Sunday. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.

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