Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 May 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 this afternoon then diminishing to west 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 May 2018
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 20 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 May 2018

'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 4:00 AM PDT 25 May 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday By 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over southern
Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today weakening trough located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 25 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters is producing near
gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait.

The gale force inflow will weaken this morning and redevelop this
evening. The same trend is also expected on Saturday.

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