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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 May 2022

Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 after midnight and to light early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to west 10 to 20 early Tuesday evening then diminishing to light late Tuesday evening.

Scattered showers this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Wednesday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots increasing to westerly 35 to 45 in the morning.
Thursday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 5 to 15.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 May 2022

'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 9:30 PM PDT 16 May 2022 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening trough located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Hecate Strait.

At 9:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday approaching low 995 mb located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PDT 16 May 2022 A trough of low pressure will move through offshore waters on
Tuesday. Southerly gales will develop over Hecate Strait to Explorer
near midday Tuesday.

A low pressure centre will move over Explorer on Tuesday evening then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Unseasonably strong winds are
associated with this low. Gale to storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island on Tuesday night. Southeast gales are expected for inner South
Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force
west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.

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