Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 May 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots increasing to west 30 to 35 early this afternoon then diminishing to west 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 25 to 30 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 May 2018
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 May 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 10:30 AM PDT 25 May 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over Hecate Strait.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening trough located over the North
Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight building trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PDT 25 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will produce near
gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait this afternoon.
These gale force winds are expected to subside overnight tonight.

As the ridge of high pressure moves east and ends up over Vancouver
Island, this will allow a frontal system to come into the offshore
waters tonight. Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop.

The frontal system will slowly make its way east, spreading
Southeast gales to central and northern waters by Saturday
Afternoon. In behind the trough, southwest gales are expected over
Northern Bowie Saturday afternoon.

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