Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming easterly 5 to 15 early this morning then becoming westerly 5 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to westerly 15 to 20 near midnight and to west 20 to 30 Friday morning.

Rain ending Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2019
Saturday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning then becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 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 4:00 AM PDT 18 April 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 984 mb located north of Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:35 PM PDT 17 April 2019 A frontal system over over Hecate Strait this evening will cross the
northern coast later tonight and dissipate over the Central Coast
early Thursday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue over northern
and central coastal waters until the frontal passage. Gale force
southwesterly winds will follow in the wake of the front except
marginal storm force winds over waters west of Haida Gwaii. These
winds will abate on Thursday.

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