Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 June 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 Thursday morning then increasing to westerly 30 to 40 late Thursday afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 June 2018
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 June 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 9:30 PM PDT 20 June 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located from the North Coast
to Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PDT 20 June 2018 A marine push will develop over the South Coast tonight as a trough
of low pressure deepens over the BC Interior and a weak ridge of
High pressure persists offshore.

Westerly winds will reach gale force tonight through Juan de Fuca
strait. On Thursday strong southeasterlies will develop over the
Strait of Georgia in the morning as cooler marine air invades the
inner South Coast. Strong inflow winds will develop through Howe
Sound and Douglas Channel during the day. Westerlies through Juan
De fuca strait will reach gale force again Thursday afternoon as
Will northwesterly winds through Johnstone Strait.

Elsewhere, winds will remain light to moderate.

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