Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2023
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 10 this morning then increasing to easterly 25 near noon. Wind increasing to westerly 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to westerly 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to westerly 25 Friday evening.
Showers ending this evening. Showers overnight and Friday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Gale warning in effect
Juan de Fuca Strait - east entranceIssued 04:11 AM PDT 23 March 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 23 March 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday ridge located west of Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:57 AM PDT 23 March 2023 A trough over Haida Gwaii will slowly track east today to lie over
the BC Interior tonight. Strong to gale force
Southerlies ahead of the trough will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake today. Westerly gales will spread into
the Juan de Fuca Strait today.
Strong northwesterly winds will continue Friday and Saturday as the
trough of low pressure remains over the interior and a ridge
approaches from the west.
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