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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 near noon then becoming west 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late this evening then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Scattered showers ending this evening. Showers overnight and Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming west 25 to 35 in the afternoon then diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Thursday Wind east 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 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 AM PST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:32 AM PST 5 February 2023 A frontal system located over Vancouver Island will weaken while
tracking inland this morning. Strong southerly winds ahead of the
system will shift to northwesterly gales in its wake.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon. South to
southwesterly gales will develop over the northern waters today and
spread into central and southern waters tonight.

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