Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to westerly 30 to 40 near noon then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning.

Rain ending late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming east 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to south 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots backing to southeast 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 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 4:00 AM PST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Vancouver Island.
By noon PST today departing frontal system located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Pacific Ocean.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening ridge located over the
offshore waters.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located
north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 11 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system currently lies along the Central Coast to
Central Vancouver Island. The front will progress through the inner
South Coast this morning and then depart into the BC Interior by
This afternoon.

Gale force southerly winds are expected through the inner south
coastal waters this morning.

A weak ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters resulting
in gale force westerly winds across most areas this afternoon.

The next frontal wave moves over the offshore waters on Wednesday
morning and tracks east through the South Coast by evening.

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