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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 03 August 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 late overnight then becoming west 10 to 20 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to west 30 to 35 late Wednesday afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 03 August 2021
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:41 PM PDT 03 August 2021

'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 9:30 PM PDT 3 August 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary low located over
northwestern Bowie.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located over McInnes
Island extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 PM PDT 3 August 2021 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island and strong
daytime heating over the BC Interior are producing strong to gale
force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait every day in the late
afternoon and evening. Winds will then ease to moderate to strong by
early morning.

A stalled front over Haida Gwaii will produce strong to gale force
southerly winds over the northern waters tonight and Wednesday, then
push onto the Central Coast Wednesday evening.

A low offshore will spread westerly gale to Northern Bowie on
Wednesday.

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