Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2018
Today Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind easterly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to easterly 25 to 35 early this morning and to southerly 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to easterly 20 to 30 Monday morning and to easterly 35 to 45 Monday afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2018
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.
By 9:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from the
North Coast to the Central Coast then to Tofino.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:47 AM PST 16 December 2018 An intense frontal system lies draped over Sandspit southwards to
Cape Scott and then southwards to Tofino. The frontal system will
shift slightly eastward and weaken later this morning.
Gale to storm force southerly winds will continue for Dixon, Hecate
Strait, Central Coast, and inner South Coast waters this morning.
A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastward today. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.
A new intense frontal system will approach Explorer on Monday
morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will once again develop
across southern, central, and northern waters during the day on
Monday. Hurricane force winds are forecast Monday afternoon for the
headlands of West Vancouver Island North.
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