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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 April 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to westerly 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind westerly 15 to 20 Wednesday.

Showers overnight and Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 April 2024
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming east 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind east 10 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 April 2024

'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 PM PDT 23 April 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located from the
Central Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening low located over northern
Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching trough located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PDT 23 April 2024 A weakening cold front over Northern Vancouver Island will dissipate
as it moves southward tonight. Strong southerlies ahead of the front
shift to moderate to strong southwesterlies behind it. Winds are
forecast to reach gale force westerlies are forecast through Juan de
Fuca Strait tonight.

The associated low centre over Bowie will drift towards Haida
Gwaii. Strong westerlies south of the low will ease on Wednesday as a
ridge of high pressure builds over Vancouver Island.

A trough of low pressure will bring strong southerlies to Explorer
later Wednesday.

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