Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 this afternoon then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early Friday morning.

Showers Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2019
Saturday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 15.
Monday Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 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 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over central Explorer.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over
western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PDT 23 May 2019 A ridge of high pressure over west coast Haida Gwaii will gradually
weaken today. Another ridge of high pressure will build over west of
the offshore waters today and intensify tonight.

Gale force northwesterly winds will continue today off the west
Coast of Vancouver Island and over Explorer. The gale force
northwesterlies will spread to most central and northern waters
tonight as the second ridge intensifies. Strong to marginal gale
force northwesterly winds will also develop over parts of the inner
south coastal waters tonight.

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