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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 this evening. Wind westerly 20 to 30 Thursday.

Scattered showers this afternoon. Showers overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2021
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to east 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 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 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary flat low located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 8 December 2021 A cold front will over Southern Vancouver Island will exit the region
to the southeast this morning. Strong to gale force northwesterly
winds will follow the frontal passage for most outer coastal waters.
These winds will persist well into Thursday.

Gale force inflow through Juan de Fuca Strait will ease somewhat
before midday.

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