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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots becoming west 25 to 35 this afternoon then becoming west 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 July 2019
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 11:57 AM PDT 22 July 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Tofino.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 1014 mb located over central Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 1012 mb located off Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:33 AM PDT 22 July 2019 A ridge of high pressure offshore will remain over Explorer today
And strengthen on Tuesday. Strong westerlies over eastern sections
Of Juan de Fuca Strait will increase to marginal gale force late
This afternoon then ease to strong late this evening. The inflow
winds will rise to gale force late Tuesday afternoon.

An area of low pressure over Explorer will move northwards and
reaching Haida Gwaii by early Tuesday morning. Ahead of the low,
strong to locally gale force southerlies will develop over central
and northern waters.

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