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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 07:12 PM PST 28 January 2023

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northeast 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming northeast 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northeasterly 15 to 20 Sunday morning and to northeasterly 5 to 15 Sunday afternoon. Wind becoming light Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind easterly 10 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 10 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 8:33 PM PST 28 January 2023

'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 28 January 2023 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 28 January 2023 A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to strengthen over
The British Columbia Interior. Gale to storm force outflow winds
Will persist as the ridge continues to strengthen.

Winds will diminish late in the day Sunday as the high over the
interior eventually merges with the ridge offshore to become a broad
area of high pressure over the marine district.

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