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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 late this morning then diminishing to light this evening. Wind becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 after midnight then diminishing to light near noon Friday.

Rain early this morning changing to showers and ending this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.

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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 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 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 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 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 3:57 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over Vancouver Island will depart the South
Coast to the east this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
westerlies will develop through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
continue into this evening before easing.

A trough over offshore waters 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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