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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 October 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 10 to 20 this evening then becoming westerly 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind becoming westerly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 October 2019
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 7:52 PM PDT 16 October 2019

'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 PM PDT 16 October 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing frontal system located over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located west of Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday trough located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday trough located from Hecate Strait to
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 16 October 2019 A front stretching from Haida Gwaii to Explorer late this afternoon
will move over Vancouver Island early Thursday morning. The front
will then cross the South Coast mainland midday Thursday. Gale force
southeast winds will be generated ahead of the front then shifting to
strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

On Thursday, an intense trough will cross into most marine waters
bringing strong to gale force southerlies. Gale to storm force
westerlies are expected in its wake.

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