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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 02 December 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to easterly 20 to 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to easterly 15 to 20 Saturday morning then increasing to easterly 20 to 25 Saturday evening.

Periods of snow or rain becoming periods of rain this evening and ending near midnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2022
Sunday Wind east 15 to 25 knots diminishing to east 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 02 December 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 2 December 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough from 996 mb low located over
northwestern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 2 December 2022 A 996 MB low over Explorer this morning will move southward
Today and exit Southwest Explorer early this evening. An Arctic
Ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior creating
Gale force northeasterly outflow winds through the mainland inlets
except up to storm force over the Central Coast later today and
tonight.

Over northern offshore waters, strong to gale force northeast winds
will ease to strong this evening. Over central waters, gale force
southeast winds will back to northeast this afternoon then ease to
strong by Saturday morning. Over southern waters gale to storm force
southeasterlies will ease to strong by Saturday morning. However,
winds will remain below gale force over the Strait of Georgia.

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