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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots backing to easterly 15 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 Saturday morning.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Sunday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming easterly 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday departing low located north of Haida
Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday trough located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing trough located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 24 January 2020 A low pressure system will pass through the offshore waters tonight
then through the northern coastal waters on Saturday. Gale force
southerly winds will prevail over most central and northern waters
ahead of the low. The winds will become strong to gale force
southwesterlies in the wake of the low.

A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
Saturday night bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

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