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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 September 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots backing to northwest 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming variable 10 to 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 Saturday evening except variable 5 to 15 over eastern sections.

Scattered showers ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 September 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 September 2023
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 September 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 PM PDT 29 September 2023 A ridge of high pressure continues to build over the offshore waters
tonight and moves into central waters on Saturday. Northwesterly
marginal gales will develop off West Vancouver Island this evening
and persist through Saturday. Northwesterly marginal gales are also
expected through Johnstone Strait Saturday afternoon.

A frontal system will slide eastward across Bowie Saturday evening.
Ahead of the system, southerly gales are expected over northern
waters late Saturday.

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