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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25 this morning except southeast 30 near the east entrance. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 this afternoon then diminishing to west 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 Monday morning then increasing to west 15 to 25 Monday afternoon.

Rain ending this afternoon. Rain Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019

'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 PDT 20 October 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Monday departing low located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019 A frontal system will cross Hecate Strait and central waters early
this morning and the South Coast this afternoon. Gale force southeast
winds will accompany the front then switch to gale force westerlies
in its wake.

The next low pressure system moves across offshore waters Monday
morning and makes landfall on the Central Coast by late Monday
afternoon. Gale force southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to
gale force westerlies in behind.

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