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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning and to northwest 30 to 35 late Tuesday morning.

Rain and fog patches ending Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon Tuesday and to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming variable 10 to 20.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024

'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 9:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing ridge located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure just southwest of Vancouver Island will
continue to track south this evening. Moderate to strong northwest
winds are occurring ahead of this ridge. As the ridge of high
pressure moves south, marginal westerly gales will funnel through
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A trough will dig south in Explorer tonight with a building ridge
west of Bowie. This combination will strengthen the northwesterly
winds to gale force across the southern waters late Tuesday.

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