Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots becoming west 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2018
Thursday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 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 4:00 PM PDT 22 May 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PDT 22 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure will gradually build over the offshore
waters through tonight and tomorrow. As the ridge strengthens strong
northwesterly winds will build along West Vancouver Island.

Over the inner coastal waters, a marine push is expected to move
through Juan de Fuca Strait late Wednesday afternoon, producing
strong to gale force westerlies which will persist into overnight
Wednesday. Marginal northwesterly gales are expected through
Johnstone Strait over the same period.

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