Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 18 July 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35 after midnight and to west 20 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 Thursday morning then increasing to west 25 to 35 late Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 July 2018
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light becoming west 10 to 15 knots late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 July 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 18 July 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located west of Bowie.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary trough located over
southern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:05 PM PDT 18 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary west of the
offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will continue to
prevail east of the centre of high pressure with local gales
Expected off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait is generating
westerly gales this evening. Winds are forecast to ease to moderate
to strong by Thursday morning then rise to strong to gale force again
late Thursday afternoon.

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