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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 20 early this morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late this morning. Wind southeast 20 to 30 tonight. Wind southerly 15 to 25 Wednesday.

Periods of rain this afternoon tonight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line east-west over
Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PDT 14 October 2019 An intense frontal system just west of Haida Gwaii this evening will
move eastward across Haida Gwaii tonight then lie over an
Area stretching from Hecate Strait to Explorer on Tuesday morning.
The front will approach the South Coast Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over most
northern and central waters tonight while spreading to the outer
southern waters. These winds will reach the inner South Coast on
Tuesday.

A second system will quickly move into the offshore waters early
Tuesday morning bringing gale force southerly winds to most northern
and central waters on Tuesday.

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