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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 July 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except northwest 5 to 15 near the coast south of Barkley Sound today. Wind becoming northwest 35 near noon Friday.

Fog near the coast south of Tofino this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 July 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 July 2016
Saturday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 July 2016

'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 28 July 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PDT 28 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extending from well
offshore toward the Central Coast will slowly shift northward to lie
over Haida Gwaii by this afternoon. Under this pattern, strong to
gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island and
southeastern half of Explorer will continue through Friday. The
strong northwesterlies through Johnstone Strait will rise to gale
force this afternoon. Westerly winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will
flirt with gales this evening.

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