Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 July 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 this afternoon then diminishing to west 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 25 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 July 2017
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25.
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 July 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 27 July 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located from the
Central Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 27 July 2017 A ridge of high pressure over Haida Gwaii will remain stationary
On a line from the Central Coast to Southern Explorer tonight and
Friday. Ahead of the ridge, gale force westerlies will develop
Late this afternoon over Central Juan de Fuca Strait and ease
overnight.

An approaching low will lie off Bowie by late Friday afternoon.
Ahead of the low, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters Friday afternoon.

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