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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northeast 10 knots becoming light this morning then becoming westerly 5 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind westerly 5 to 15 tonight. Wind southwest 5 to 15 Thursday.

Periods of drizzle beginning overnight changing to scattered showers near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning then becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located over eastern

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 29 March 2023 A ridge of high pressure over interior BC dissipates today. Strong to
gale force northerly outflow winds through the mainland inlets from
the Central Coast to Howe Sound gradually ease this morning.

Northerly strong to gale force winds continue across most of the
offshore and outer waters today and tonight ahead of the Pacific
ridge of high pressure. The ridge will move across Bowie and weakens
on Thursday.

Thursday afternoon, a Pacific frontal system approaches Bowie. Strong
to gale force southerly winds will develop ahead of the system.

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