Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
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.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Queen Charlotte Sound.
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 StatementIssued 9:15 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over Queen Charlotte Sound 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
Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
Friday night and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
Force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
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