Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming light Saturday morning. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon and to easterly 20 to 30 Saturday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers early Saturday morning then to rain Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southwest 5 to 15.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system is stalling across Central Vancouver Island this
afternoon. Ahead of the front, southeasterly strong to gale force
winds are occurring. In the wake of the front, strong southwest winds
can be expected.

Meanwhile a trough crossing Bowie is spreading gale force
southwesterlies over that region tonight.

Another low tracking northward will move over Northwestern Explorer
late Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of this low over southern and central waters Saturday

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