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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 near noon then diminishing to light early this evening. Wind becoming north 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming light early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming west 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2024
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Thursday Wind light.
Friday Wind east 10 to 15 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over northwestern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.

By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday approaching trough located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PST 4 March 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the interior and a broad trough over
the South Coast will combine to give gale force outflow winds to
Douglas Channel, Dixon Entrance - east, and the Central Coast today,
Tuesday and Wednesday.

These outflow winds combined with cold temperatures will generate
freezing spray in Douglas Channel and a risk of freezing spray near
the other mainland inlets in the mornings.

On Tuesday, a trough will approach the offshore waters from the west,
generating strong to gale force southerlies in the evening.

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