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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 25 early this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening and to variable 5 to 15 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 near noon Sunday and to west 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Scattered showers ending near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind west 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon and to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:26 AM PST 04 February 2023

'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 4:00 AM PST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Cape St. James
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located over Vancouver
Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 4 February 2023 A frontal system over Explorer will track eastward today and tonight,
producing widespread gales from Dixon east to Explorer. Winds will
strengthen further to storm force later this morning from Hecate
Strait to West Vancouver Island.

Northwesterly gales will spread from west to east in the wake of the
system.

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