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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 early Sunday morning then becoming westerly 25 to 35 near noon Sunday. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2024
Monday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 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 PM PST 24 February 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Sunday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 24 February 2024 A trough will develop in Bowie this afternoon. This trough
Will move into southern waters by Sunday. Northwesterly gales will
spread into northern waters this afternoon, into central waters
tonight and then into southern waters on Sunday. A brief period of
storm force northwesterly winds are very likely over Dixon Entrance
and Bowie on Sunday morning.

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