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Bowie - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 near noon and to westerly 10 to 20 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 25 to 35 this evening. Wind southerly 25 to 35 Friday.

Drizzle ending this afternoon. Drizzle Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 early this evening then building to 4 to 6 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie - southern half

Issued 1:07 PM PST 20 January 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over the Lower Mainland will depart the
region this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
Westerlies will continue through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
this evening before easing.

A trough over Queen Charlotte Sound this morning is maintaining
widespread strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and
offshore waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and
the westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this
afternoon.

Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.

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