Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 June 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 near noon then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Friday morning. Wind increasing to westerly 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Chance of showers Friday. Fog patches dissipating near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 June 2018
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 in the morning then increasing to westerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 June 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 10:30 AM PDT 21 June 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the central offshore waters.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over western Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PDT 21 June 2018 We have onshore flow over the coast today as a trough of
Low pressure deepens over the BC Interior and a weak ridge of high
pressure persists offshore.

Westerly winds will reach up to gale force again late this morning
through Juan de Fuca Strait. Strong southeasterlies will persist
Over the Strait of Georgia today as cooler marine air invades the
inner South Coast. Strong southerly inflow winds will develop
Through Howe Sound and Douglas Channel during the day.

Northwest winds will reach marginal gale force through Johnstone
Strait tonight.

Elsewhere, winds will remain light to moderate.

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