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Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Showers tonight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 this morning and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday morning then subsiding to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind light.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island

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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