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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly 5 to 15 this morning then becoming light this afternoon. Wind becoming west 10 to 15 early this evening then diminishing to light after midnight. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 Thursday morning then becoming west 5 to 15 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 15 to 25 Thursday evening.

Fog patches dissipating near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2022
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind light increasing to west 15 to 25 knots late in the day.
Sunday Wind light increasing to west 20 to 30 knots late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2022

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 17 August 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over the South Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary trough located from the
North Coast to the South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PDT 17 August 2022 A stationary front draped northeast to southwest over Bowie will
weaken through the day today. Strong to gale force southerlies over
Bowie and waters in the vicinity of Northern Haida Gwaii will ease
this morning.

A trough will gradually develop over the South Coast beginning today
and will remain in place into Thursday. Strong to gale force
northwest winds will develop off the northwest coast of Vancouver
Island later this afternoon and continue into Thursday.

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