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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 20 Thursday evening.

Showers ending Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 in the morning.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 15 knots becoming east 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 08 February 2023

'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 PM PST 8 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 8 February 2023 A Pacific front is tracking across the offshore waters this evening.
Widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies will continue over
offshore, northern and central waters, while hurricane force
southeasterlies will develop near the headlands of Northern Vancouver
Island late this evening.

Another trough of low pressure crosses the offshore waters overnight
and will merge with the one currently over Hecate Strait and the
central waters. This will push gales south into the inner South Coast
waters, and will help maintain gale to storm force southerlies from
East Dixon south to Queen Charlotte Sound through much of Thursday.

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