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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 May 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15 early this evening then becoming easterly 15 after midnight. Wind diminishing to light near noon Saturday then increasing to westerly 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 May 2022
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots becoming light.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 May 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 27 May 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located southwest of Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over Cape St. James.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:02 AM PDT 27 May 2022 A weakening low pressure centre southwest of Queen Charlotte Sound
will move northward to lie near Cape St James this afternoon.
Southeast gales along West Coast Vancouver Island North and southwest
gales over Southern Explorer will continue this morning. The
southeast gales will spread over parts of the central waters
including Eastern Queen Charlotte Sound and along the central
Coast this morning.

The low will continue to weaken tonight and a ridge of high pressure
will build over the Pacific. This will bring strong northwesterlies
for most waters on Saturday.

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