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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwesterly 20 to 30 early this evening and to northwesterly 10 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Saturday then becoming southwest 5 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind light increasing to easterly 20 knots in the afternoon.
Monday Wind easterly 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 15.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021

'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 4:00 AM PST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 26 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean will
maintain widespread gale force northwest winds across most
BC marine waters this morning.

The northwest winds will ease from gale force to strong later this
afternoon across the northern and central waters. However, gale force
northwest winds will continue across southern waters through today
and into this evening.

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