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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 July 2024

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 near midnight then becoming west 20 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 late Thursday afternoon.

Showers overnight and Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 July 2024
Friday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to west 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 July 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 9:30 PM PDT 24 July 2024 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating low located over Port Hardy.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:12 PM PDT 24 July 2024 Ahead of a ridge of high pressure, gale force westerlies through Juan
de Fuca Strait will ease overnight.

Additionally, conditions are favourable for the possible development
of waterspouts over Central Coast late this evening, and Strait of
Georgia - south of Nanaimo overnight and early Thursday morning.

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