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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 August 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming west 10 to 20 early Sunday morning then becoming west 15 to 25 late Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2019
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2019

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 18 August 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over the North Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PDT 18 August 2019 A low pressure trough lying through the North Coast will move
South to the Central Coast this afternoon then weaken. Strong to
marginal gale force northwest winds will affect northern waters
behind the trough.

On Monday, a low pressure will approach the Central Coast from the
west. Marginal gale force southerly winds will move to central
Waters to the south of the trough, while marginal easterly gales
Will develop north of the trough. This trough will swing northward
toward Prince Rupert with the gales persisting throughout Monday.

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