Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 late this evening then diminishing to west 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday morning then becoming easterly 10 late Friday afternoon.
Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle and fog patches overnight and ending Friday morning. Periods of drizzle Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain and in fog patches.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - east entranceIssued 9:30 PM PST 26 January 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located over southern Vancouver
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:15 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over Queen Charlotte Sound will track southwards
tonight and lie over Southern Vancouver Island by Friday morning.
Meanwhile, a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into
Interior British Columbia in the coming days. Strong to gale force
northerly winds will develop between these two features, beginning in
southern waters on Friday and spreading north Friday night into
Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
Friday night and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
Force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
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