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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 October 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 near midnight and to southeast 10 to 15 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to west 15 to 25 early Monday evening.

Rain Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2019
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 October 2019

'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 9:30 PM PDT 20 October 2019 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating low located over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday departing low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 AM PDT 21 October 2019 A vigorous low pressure system will move across northern waters today
making land fall on the North Coast this evening. Gale force
southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to gale to storm force
westerlies in its wake.

Gale force southwesterly winds will funnel up the North Coast
mainland inlets as the low moves into northern Interior British
Columbia.

The associated frontal passage will impact the South Coast as well.
Gale force southeasterlies will develop in the Northern Georgia
strait this afternoon and abruptly switch to strong northwesterlies
Tuesday morning. Westerly gale force winds will also impact the Juan
de Fuca Strait tonight through Tuesday morning.

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