Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 March 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to easterly 10 to 15 knots late this morning and to westerly 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 overnight and to light Saturday morning. Wind becoming westerly 15 Saturday evening.

Showers beginning this afternoon and ending Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 March 2019

'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 4:00 AM PDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located off Bowie.
By 9:00 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Bowie.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT today low located over central Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying low located near Cape
St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 AM PDT 22 March 2019 An intensifying trough of low pressure will track across Explorer
today to lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by this evening with an
associated low pressure centre which will head for Cape St James
This evening.
Ahead of the trough, southeasterly gales will spread from Explorer
To the west coast of Vancouver Island this morning. As the trough
moves northward, and the low pressure centre develops, southeasterly
winds will rise quickly to gale to storm force in Queen Charlotte
Sound and at the headlands of Vancouver Island late this afternoon.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly in the wake
Of the trough and push through Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East.

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