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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 31 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Powell River Airport Sechelt Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Vancouver Harbour Vancouver Int'l Airport West Vancouver Port Alberni Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Squamish Airport
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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 998 mb located 300 miles southwest of
the Alaska panhandle.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1012 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing trough located over the North
Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 31 March 2015 Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over the South Coast
today. Marginal westerly gales are expected this afternoon through
Juan de Fuca Strait. A weak trough of low pressure will move through
the North Coast today bringing strong southerlies ahead of it and
strong westerlies in behind. Westerly gales are expected over the far
north tonight as a low pressure centre heads towards the Alaska
Panhandle.

On Wednesday, winds will ease over most areas as a ridge of high
pressure builds along the coast. Strong to gale force southerlies
will develop over the northern offshore waters by Wednesday afternoon
as the next trough approaches.

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