Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 20 knots diminishing to easterly 15 late this afternoon then becoming variable 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind becoming west 15 late overnight then increasing to west 15 to 25 Friday morning.

Fog patches forming overnight and dissipating Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary low located over southern

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PDT 26 April 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in combination with
A trough over Vancouver Island will produce marginal gale force
outflow winds through Howe Sound early this morning.

A ridge of high pressure offshore will build Friday resulting in
strong to gale force northerly winds over the northern and central

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