Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light becoming west 5 to 10 knots early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight and to southeast 30 to 40 overnight. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 Wednesday morning then diminishing to west 20 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.
Showers beginning this evening changing to rain after midnight and ending near noon Wednesday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday trough located Haida Gwaii.
At 9:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 995 mb located west of
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 990 mb located west of Vancouver
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:53 AM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure to the west of the Bowie region this morning
will move east to lie just west of Haida Gwaii early Wednesday
morning. Southerly gales will develop from Hecate Strait to Northern
Vancouver Island by noon today.
A low pressure centre will move over Explorer near midnight and then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday morning. 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 tonight. Hurricane force southeast winds are
possible near the headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island overnight.
Southeast gales are expected for inner South Coast waters. Winds will
shift to gale to storm force west-northwesterly in the wake of the
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