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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to southwest 35 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2024
Thursday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to south 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 27 February 2024

'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 PM PST 27 February 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing warm front located from the
Central Coast to Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Cape Scott extending
westward.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday departing cold front located over
Tofino extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 27 February 2024 A warm front over Hecate Strait will track southeastwards across
Vancouver Island this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly
winds will continue over northern and central waters ahead of the
front, then will gradually shift to strong to gale force westerly
through the evening as the front passes.

The associated cold front will track eastwards across Explorer
tonight and then Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Ahead of the front,
southwest gales will develop over Southern Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island - south tonight and then shift to strong westerlies
in its wake on Wednesday.

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