Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to southwest 15 to 25 near noon. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming light Saturday morning. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Rain changing to a few showers Saturday morning then to rain Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southwest 5 to 15.

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system moving across the central waters will stall over
Central Vancouver Island this afternoon. Ahead of the front,
southeasterly gale force winds will spread to some southern waters
this morning. Behind the front, southerly gales over central waters
will ease this morning.

Meanwhile a low will track north of Bowie today. As it approaches
southwesterly gales will develop over the northern offshore waters
this morning, and spread to northern waters tonight.

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