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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 this evening then diminishing to light Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to west 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023
Thursday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023

'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 28 March 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located south
of Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located off Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PDT 28 March 2023 Northeast gales over Explorer will ease this morning as a frontal
system to the south departs the region.

A building ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will give
strong to gale force northerly outflow winds through the mainland
inlets from the Central Coast to Howe Sound today and tonight.

Northerly gales will develop over west coast Haida Gwaii early this
evening ahead of an offshore ridge of high pressure.

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