Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon then veering to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to showers tonight and Thursday then to rain Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind light increasing to easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 992 mb located near McInnes Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 995 mb located northeast of
Prince Rupert.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 985 mb located near Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday cold front from low located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 21 November 2018 A frontal system extending from the Central Coast to Southern
Vancouver Island will continue to generate gale force
Southeasterlies over most southern waters. The system will move
inland today with winds shifting to strong to gale force
northwesterlies for the central waters. As the system departs into
the BC Interior, a ridge will build this afternoon causing winds to
quickly ease below gales for all marine regions.

The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters tonight.
The system will generate gale force southeasterlies across Explorer
this evening then spread to the coastal waters Thursday. Winds will
rise to storm force southeasterlies west of Vancouver Island
Thursday morning. In the wake of the system winds will shift to
strong to gale force northwesterlies offshore on Thursday.

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