Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 knots this afternoon and to southwest 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 Saturday morning and to light Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending early this evening. Rain beginning Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind east 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
today and shift to the BC Interior Saturday. Gale force northwest
winds will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island today.

A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.

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