Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots early this evening then diminishing to light Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to westerly 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Smoke. Visibility as low as 1 mile in smoke.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 in the morning then increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 10 knots increasing to west 20 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 21 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure will remain anchored over the offshore
waters today and Wednesday. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds
will develop over the west coast of Vancouver Island late Wednesday
afternoon.

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