Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Tonight and Tuesday.
Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening then becoming south 10 to 15 Tuesday morning.
Scattered showers ending near midnight. Showers Tuesday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening trough located west of the
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Hecate Strait.
At 9:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday approaching low 997 mb located west
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:54 PM PDT 16 May 2022 A ridge of high pressure over west coast Vancouver Island will result
in gale force inflow winds through east entrance of Juan de Fuca
strait into early evening.
Another trough will move through the offshore waters Tuesday.
Southerly gales will develop over Hecate Strait to Explorer near
A low pressure centre will move over Explorer Tuesday evening then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Unseasonably strong winds are
associated with this low. Gale to storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island Tuesday night. Southeast gales are expected for inner South
Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force
west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.
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