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Bowie - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late this afternoon then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind backing to south 10 to 20 Sunday afternoon.

Showers ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning then becoming west 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 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 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located near Queen Charlotte Sound.

By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low located over northern
Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 20 April 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to drive
strong coastal outflow winds this morning.

An area of low pressure approaching southwest of Explorer will move
northeastwards to lie near Haida Gwaii this evening, weakening
overnight. Strong to gale force winds are expected westwards of
Vancouver Island this morning. These winds will spread into central
waters later today.

Gale force westerly winds are forecast to follow this area of low
pressure. Early this evening strong to gale force westerly inflow
winds are likely through Juan de Fuca Strait and southern reaches of
the Strait of Georgia can expect to see southwesterly gale force
gusts.

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