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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 April 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to west 15 to 25 knots late this afternoon then diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming east 5 to 15 early Thursday morning then becoming light Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 Thursday evening.

Fog banks dissipating early this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2021
Friday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to west 10 to 20 knots late in the day.
Sunday Wind light becoming west 15 knots late in the day.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 April 2021

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 21 April 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 21 April 2021 A north to south aligned ridge of high pressure centred offshore will
strengthen over outer coastal waters today giving northwest
Gales to the west side of Vancouver Island and to southeast sections
of the Explorer region. Gale force northwesterlies are also
Forecast in Johnstone Strait and in the Southern Strait of Georgia
tonight.

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