Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 March 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to northerly 10 to 20 early Tuesday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2017
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By noon PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 27 March 2017 A frontal system lying over Queen Charlotte Sound will slowly track
across Northern Vancouver Island tonight. Gale force southerlies
Will continue to develop over central and northern waters late this
evening.

Marginal southerly storm force winds will develop briefly from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island late this
evening. Winds will ease to strong westerlies in the wake of the
front on Tuesday.

In addition, as the frontal wave slides down the coast on Tuesday,
southeast gale force winds will develop over Northern Strait of
Georgia Tuesday morning.

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