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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 20 to 30 early this morning then diminishing to west 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind becoming west 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms today and this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2021
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 30 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2021

'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 AM PDT 18 May 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing trough located over southwestern
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PDT 18 May 2021 Strong to gale force westerlies in Juan de Fuca Strait will ease this
morning as a trough of low pressure moves inland.

An upper low over the South Coast will continue to bring a risk of
thunderstorms today.

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