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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 25 September 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 20 Tuesday afternoon then diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms late this evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2023
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 September 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 September 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 972 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 990 mb located over
northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 25 September 2023 An intense low will remain over Bowie tonight and Tuesday before
moving northwards to the Alaskan Panhandle Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies will continue
tonight and Tuesday over central and northern waters. In its
Wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly through

Significant wave heights of 5 to 7 metres will continue tonight
Over central and northern coastal waters.

Conditions are favourable for waterspout development over Explorer
and west coast Vancouver Island overnight through Tuesday evening.

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