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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind becoming northeast 15 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind light becoming west 5 to 15 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light becoming west 5 to 15 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 October 2020

'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 PDT 24 October 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located west of Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PDT 24 October 2020 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually weaken
tonight through Sunday. Gale force northeasterly outflow winds
through the northern and central mainland inlets will weaken to
strong tonight and to light on Sunday morning. Outflow winds over the
southern mainland inlets will persist through tonight and weaken on
Sunday. Gale force northeasterlies will briefly reach Haro
And Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A frontal system will move onto Bowie early Sunday morning then
Cross the northern waters through the day. Southeast gales will
develop ahead of the front and shift to strong to gale force
southwesterly in its wake.

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