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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 13 April 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light near midnight then increasing to west 10 to 20 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 early Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 April 2024
Monday Wind west 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 13 April 2024

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 13 April 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Haida Gwaii extending
southwestward.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located over the Central
Coast extending southwestward.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Monday ridge located over the western offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PDT 13 April 2024 A ridge of high pressure from Haida Gwaii to Northern Explorer will
spread moderate to strong northerlies across southern waters tonight
except gale force northwest over West Vancouver Island south of
Brooks Peninsula and northwest of Estevan Point this evening.

Winds will strengthen to strong to gale force northerlies to West
Vancouver Island south and Juan de Fuca Strait late Sunday afternoon.

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