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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 late this evening then veering to northwest 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind northwest 20 to 30 Friday.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers early Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind north 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 February 2019 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low located 100 miles northwest of Langara.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday weakening low located near Prince Rupert.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 21 February 2019 A front over northern waters will move across the central waters
This evening and then to the southern waters on Friday morning.
Strong to gale force southerly winds will be generated along the
front. Winds will become gale to storm force northwesterlies in the
wake of the front.

The low pressure centre associated with the front will move
Southward through the Gulf of Alaska tonight and then approach
The North Coast late in the day on Friday. The low will weaken
considerably during its journey from the Gulf of Alaska to the North
Coast. The low will reinforce the already widespread northwest gale
winds due to the initial frontal passage for the northern and
Central waters tonight and Friday. Northern Bowie will see the
strongest of these northwest winds with storm force winds expected
tonight into Friday morning.

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