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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 20 this afternoon and to east 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 20 near midnight and to light late overnight. Wind becoming east 5 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Showers changing to rain this evening then to showers near midnight and ending near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020
Wednesday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 27 January 2020 An approaching frontal system will track across Explorer today and
Northern Vancouver Island this evening. Ahead of the front,
Gale force southeasterlies will continue today over Explorer and
West coast Vancouver Island before spreading to central waters and
the inner South Coast this evening. A brief period of gale to storm
force southeasterlies is expected this evening over west coast
Vancouver Island as the front passes. In the wake of the front, winds
will shift to southwesterly gales over Southern Explorer tonight.

An intense frontal system will track across the offshore waters
Tuesday afternoon and onto the North Coast overnight. Ahead of the
system, winds will rise to gale to storm force southeasterlies over
northern and central waters late Tuesday ahead of the system. In its
wake, winds will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies Tuesday

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