Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 11 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 45 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 early Wednesday morning then becoming westerly 20 late Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 early Wednesday afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain changing to rain Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming east 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to south 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots backing to southeast 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 11 December 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 4:00 AM PST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 6:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today low 970 mb located west of Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary low 970 mb located north
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 12 December 2018 A frontal wave moving over Bowie this morning will give storm force
southerly winds to the offshore waters. These winds will spread
eastward as the frontal system tracks toward the mainland this

Gale force westerly winds will follow immediately behind the frontal

A low pressure system moving from west of Northern Bowie north of
Northern Bowie will give westerly storm force winds to the northern
and central waters on Thursday night and Friday morning.

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