Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 April 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 20 late overnight then veering to southerly 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 April 2019
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 April 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 981 mb located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening low 984 mb located north
of Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a
line northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:35 PM PDT 17 April 2019 A frontal system over over Hecate Strait this evening will cross the
northern coast later tonight and dissipate over the Central Coast
early Thursday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue over northern
and central coastal waters until the frontal passage. Gale force
southwesterly winds will follow in the wake of the front except
marginal storm force winds over waters west of Haida Gwaii. These
winds will abate on Thursday.

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