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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 after midnight then becoming east 5 to 15 early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming west 15 late Tuesday afternoon then increasing to west 25 to 35 early Tuesday evening.

Rain overnight and Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind west 30 knots diminishing to west 10 in the morning.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024

'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 9:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing ridge located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure just southwest of Vancouver Island will
continue to track south this evening. Moderate to strong northwest
winds are occurring ahead of this ridge. As the ridge of high
pressure moves south, marginal westerly gales will funnel through
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A trough will dig south in Explorer tonight with a building ridge
west of Bowie. This combination will strengthen the northwesterly
winds to gale force across the southern waters late Tuesday.

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