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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 near noon and to northeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind becoming northeast 25 late overnight then veering to easterly 15 to 20 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening.

Periods of drizzle ending late this morning. Fog patches dissipating early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind easterly 10 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 10 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 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 AM PST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PST 28 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward
today while a ridge remains offshore. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will persist over southern coastal waters and Explorer between
these two features.

Meanwhile, a strong ridge of high pressure will continue to move into
the British Columbia Interior today. Strong to gale force outflow
winds in the mainland inlets will intensify to gale to storm force as
the ridge strengthens today.

Winds will diminish late in the day Sunday as the high over the
interior eventually merges with the ridge offshore to become a broad
area of high pressure over the marine district.

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