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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this afternoon except northwest 25 to 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Monday evening.



Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then backing to east 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2021

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located off Tofino.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low located over Juan de
Fuca Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 1:00 p.m. PST Monday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 24 January 2021 A low pressure centre off Southwestern Vancouver island will move
southeastward to lie over Central Juan de Fuca Strait by early this
evening. A ridge of high pressure offshore will weaken on Monday

Moderate southeast winds over the South Coast inner waters and
Waters near the coast of Southwest Vancouver island will diminish
this afternoon. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail
over most waters through this evening. The northwest winds will
gradually ease overnight and Monday morning to eventually become
light to moderate by Monday afternoon.

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