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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late this afternoon then increasing to northeast 10 to 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon and to southeast 30 to 40 Tuesday evening.

Scattered showers this morning. Periods of snow Tuesday afternoon and evening changing to rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

'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 PST 28 November 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 990 mb located northwest of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 28 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure building over the Northern BC Interior will
generate strong to gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets. Outflow winds will strengthen on Tuesday with gale to storm
force strength expected Tuesday night.

A low pressure system will intensify west of Haida Gwaii tonight and
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island on Tuesday. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters as well as West Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Over the inner South Coast, snow and strong winds will generate
blowing snow leading to significant reductions in blowing snow during
the day on Tuesday, carrying into Tuesday night.

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