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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming east 5 to 15 early Thursday morning then becoming light Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021
Friday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to west 10 to 20 knots late in the day.
Sunday Wind light becoming west 15 knots late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 7:52 PM PDT 21 April 2021

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PDT 21 April 2021 A north to south aligned ridge of high pressure centred offshore over
outer coastal waters is giving northwest gales to the west side of
Vancouver Island and to southeast sections of the Explorer region.
Gale force northwesterlies are also forecast in Johnstone Strait and
in the Southern Strait of Georgia tonight.

Winds switch to moderate southerly over far northern offshore waters
as a trough approaches the Bowie region late on Thursday.

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