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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2024

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 early this morning then becoming westerly 25 to 35 near noon. Wind becoming westerly 25 this evening then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Monday afternoon.

Showers ending near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2024
Tuesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25.
Thursday Wind west 15 knots backing to south 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 08:17 AM PST 25 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 4:00 AM PST 25 February 2024 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the North Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PST 25 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over Central Vancouver Island will track
towards the Southern BC Interior today. The trough will spread strong
to gale force westerly or northwesterly winds to parts of the
southern waters this afternoon then easing in the evening.

Also, another trough of low pressure north of Haida Gwaii will track
towards the Central BC Interior today. Gale to storm force
northwesterly winds will continue over the northern, central, and
offshore waters today, tonight, and Monday. Strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will also develop over parts of the southern
waters, and Explorer Monday morning.

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