Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 26 May 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 late overnight then increasing to west 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 30 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 May 2018
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 26 May 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 26 May 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday low located near Sandspit.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PDT 26 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure lies stationary over Central Vancouver
Island. A front is slowly moving through northern and central waters
tonight. A low pressure centre will move northeast towards Haida
Gwaii by late Sunday.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies for central and northern waters
tonight veer to strong southwesterlies in the wake of the frontal
system. On Sunday, strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the low
over central and northern waters will veer into strong westerlies

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