Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 overnight then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain beginning overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 in the morning.
Friday Wind light increasing to westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018

'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 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over southern
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 20 November 2018 A front stretching from Hecate Strait to Southern Explorer will
gradually re-orient its stalled position and lie from the Central
Coast to Southern Explorer by this afternoon. Strong to gale
Force southeasterlies will continue to be generated along the front.

The stalled front will reintensify tonight as a low approaches
Vancouver Island from the south. The low will combine with the
stalled front and this combined system will move eastwards into the
inner South Coast Wednesday afternoon and into the BC Interior by
Wednesday evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will
Continue to be generated along the front.

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