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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 05 May 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 15 near midnight then increasing to west 30 to 40 early Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 Thursday evening.

Showers Thursday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 05 May 2021
Friday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind light.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 05 May 2021

'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 5 May 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 990 mb located over southwestern Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday low 986 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday weakening low 992 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low 1004 mb located north
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:37 PM PDT 5 May 2021 A low just southwest of Bowie offshore will move northward and stall
over Bowie tonight. Ahead of the low, southeasterly gale force
Winds will spread throughout northern, central and offshore waters
tonight.

Winds will veer to westerly gale to storm force over Southern Bowie
overnight, strong to gale force westerly over Northern Bowie Thursday
afternoon and over west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West on
Friday.

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