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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 this morning then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 20 Thursday morning.

Rain changing to showers Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2024
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2024

'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 4:05 AM PST 28 February 2024 Today At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over Vancouver Island
extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located over the
South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:06 AM PST 28 February 2024 A cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island today.
Ahead of the front, southwest gales over Southern Explorer and west
coast Vancouver Island will shift to moderate to strong westerlies in
its wake today.

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