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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25 Saturday morning.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over eastern
Explorer.

By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday weakening frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to storm
force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal inlets will
weaken on Saturday over the South Coast and on Sunday over the
central and north coasts. Moderate to severe freezing spray will
continue near the central and northern coastal inlets tonight through
Saturday.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters tonight. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies from the system will affect all marine
regions tonight through Saturday. Hurricane force southeasterlies are
possible over sections of central waters tonight.

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