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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain late this morning then to showers Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2020
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2020

'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 22 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over the South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PST 22 January 2020 A frontal system will move across the offshore waters this
Morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to local storm force southeasterlies will
develop over the offshore and central waters this morning, then
spread to northern and southern waters this afternoon. The system
will move across the North Coast tonight. Winds will ease to moderate
to strong southerlies behind it.

The trailing cold front will lie across the Central Coast Thursday
morning and move across the South Coast Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies will persist ahead of the front then ease
to moderate to strong southerlies in its wake.

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