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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 July 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 this morning except southeast 35 to 45 near the headlands today. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind veering to northwest 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 July 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight and to 1 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 July 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 July 2017

'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 21 July 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the eastern offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 12:15 AM PDT 21 July 2017 A frontal system just west of Haida Gwaii will continue eastward and
lie through Queen Charlotte Sound by this afternoon. Southeast gales
will spread to most northern and central waters as well as west of
Vancouver Island today.

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