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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 this morning and to light this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 10 to 20 this evening then diminishing to light Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:09 AM PST 21 January 2020

'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 21 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from Haida
Gwaii to Victoria.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PST 21 January 2020 A frontal system off the mainland coast will weaken as it tracks
inland this morning. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies
will ease to moderate to strong southerlies.

A trough will move across Explorer this morning and Vancouver Island
in the evening. In its wake, strong to gale force southwesterlies
will develop this morning over Explorer and spread to West Coast
Vancouver Island South this afternoon.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread to
northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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