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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 near noon then increasing to easterly 20 overnight. Wind increasing to easterly 30 Friday afternoon.

Periods of snow or rain Friday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near plus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Saturday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 1 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 998 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 AM PST 1 December 2022 In the wake of a low, gale force northerlies over Explorer will ease
this morning.

Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will ease today
as a ridge weakens over the BC Interior, and redevelop on Friday when
the ridge rebuilds.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across Bowie
tonight and Explorer on Friday. Ahead of the low, southerly gales
will develop off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this afternoon and
spread to central and southern waters overnight. On Friday morning,
southeast gales west of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
Force as the low approaches.

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