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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 30 late this evening then diminishing to west 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday morning then becoming easterly 10 Friday afternoon.

Periods of drizzle and fog patches changing to periods of rain this evening then to periods of drizzle overnight and ending Friday morning. Periods of drizzle Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind east 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 25 in the morning and to northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located north of Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located over southern Vancouver

By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over cape St. James will track southwards tonight
and lie over Southern Vancouver Island by Friday morning. Meanwhile,
a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into interior
British Columbia in the coming days. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will develop between these two features, beginning in southern
waters on Friday and spreading north Friday night into Saturday.

Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
on Friday evening and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
the interior.

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