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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to west 30 to 40 knots this morning then diminishing to west 20 to 30 this evening. Wind becoming west 20 Thursday afternoon.

Showers ending this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022
Friday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 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 4:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located off Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today dissipating trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 990 mb located off Cape Scott.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 999 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 18 May 2022 A trough of low pressure will weaken over Haida Gwaii this morning.
Ahead of the trough, southerly gales over Dixon Entrance East and
Hecate Strait will ease early this morning.

A deep low pressure centre will cross Northern Vancouver Island this
morning. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterly winds
over West Vancouver Island with hurricane force southeasterlies near
the headlands will shift to gale to storm force westerly in its wake.
The southeast gales will spread to the inner South Coast early this
morning and westerly gales will develop over Juan de Fuca Strait.

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