Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light early this afternoon then increasing to easterly 15 early Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Friday then becoming southwesterly 15 Friday evening.

Rain beginning Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 March 2019

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 21 March 2019 A cold front west of the offshore waters will track slowly eastward
today and tonight. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southeasterlies over the offshore waters and central waters will
spread to near Haida Gwaii today.

An approaching trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by Friday afternoon. Ahead
of the trough, southeasterly gales will develop across Explorer
overnight and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday
morning. Winds will rise to southeasterly gales over central waters
and northern waters late Friday.

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