Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 early this evening and to easterly 25 to 35 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms today.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind east 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 January 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 PST 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 16 January 2018 A strong frontal system is developing and will be west of Explorer
early this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of this frontal system late this evening. As the system moves
towards Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
Wednesday morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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