Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 late this evening then increasing to west 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon.

Fog banks dissipating late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2018
Friday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 May 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 23 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters is spreading strong
northwesterly winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
These winds will persist through Thursday.

Over the inner coastal waters, strong to gale force inflow winds are
expected to develop through Juan de Fuca Strait early this evening
and persist through early Thursday morning. Marginal northwesterly
gales are expected through Johnstone Strait tonight.

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