Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon and to south 35 near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 early Tuesday morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 Tuesday afternoon and to light Tuesday evening.

Rain ending early Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to west 10 to 20.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 1000 mb located over the
North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 16 October 2017 A low over the North Coast will move inland near noon today.
The trailing cold front will move across the central waters this
evening and the South Coast overnight. Strong to gale force
Southerly winds will persist over the central and south
Coast this evening. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

Another frontal system will approach the northern and central waters
late Tuesday. Winds will rise quickly to gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system Tuesday night.

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