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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 May 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 early Saturday morning then increasing to westerly 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon.

Showers Saturday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 May 2020
Sunday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 May 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 999 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening low 1000 mb located northwest
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 PM PDT 29 May 2020 Strong to gale force westerlies are expected this afternoon and
tonight across eastern and central sections of Juan de Fuca Strait.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop late this afternoon
over Johnstone Strait.

Winds will ease Saturday morning. Strong to gale force westerlies
will redevelop across eastern and central sections of Juan de Fuca
strait on Saturday afternoon. In addition strong to gale force
northwesterlies are expected over Johnstone Strait and southern
sections of west coast Vancouver Island on Saturday afternoon.

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