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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light near noon then increasing to southwest 10 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 near midnight then veering to northwest 15 to 25 overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Wednesday morning then becoming northwest 35 Wednesday afternoon except light near the coast south of Tofino.

Rain beginning near midnight and ending Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2017
Thursday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind east 5 to 15 knots veering to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 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 24 October 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today deepening low 1008 mb located off Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today low 1002 mb located over Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 24 October 2017 A frontal system stalled over the Central Coast will continue to give
southeast gales to the central waters through this evening.

Meanwhile, a deepening low pressure system well offshore will move
across Bowie this afternoon. Southwesterly gales will develop over
the northern waters ahead of the low. Winds will shift to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low this evening.

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