Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 35 late this evening then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning.

A few showers.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 February 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 24 February 2018 A cold front located over the Queen Charlotte Sound will reach the
South Coast overnight. In the wake of the front, gale to storm force
westerly winds over the northern waters will spread southward to the
central waters tonight then to the southern waters on Sunday.
The gale to storm force northwesterly winds will persist over most
waters through late Sunday.

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