Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to west 25 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind west 25 to 30 tonight. Wind west 25 Friday.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind light increasing to west 15 to 20 knots late in the day.
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2017

'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 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:08 AM PDT 17 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure will remain over Northern Vancouver Island.
A frontal system will reach Bowie this morning and will move through
the North Coast during the day, reaching the Central Coast in the

Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast today. Moderate to strong westerlies will continue through
Juan de Fuca Strait.

Over the North Coast, gale force southeast winds will develop ahead
of the next frontal system today and will shift to strong west or
southwesterly in its wake.

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