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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 10 to 20 knots veering to southerly 15 to 25 near noon Friday then increasing to westerly 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2020
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind light increasing to west 10 to 20 knots late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 November 2020

'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 26 November 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday trough located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 26 November 2020 A frontal system stretched across the central waters to Explorer late
this morning will take up a position near Cape Scott this afternoon.
From this position, the front will stall tonight as it straddles the
central and southern waters. On Friday, the front will begin to move
again towards the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island.

Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerly winds have
developed. Moderate to strong northwesterly winds are forecast in the
wake of the system.

A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west on
Friday. The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds
To Bowie and Explorer.

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