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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 May 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 25 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 early Thursday morning.

Showers ending Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022
Friday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 May 2022

'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 18 May 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 999 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 18 May 2022 A deep low pressure centre has crossed Northern Vancouver Island and
is moving into mainland BC. Winds have shifted from gale to storm
force southeasterlies to gale to storm force westerly in its wake.
The southeast gales have spread to the Strait of Georgia. Westerly
gales have developed through Juan de Fuca after the frontal passage
and the westerly gales will push into Haro Strait and Strait of
Georgia south later this morning.

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