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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 27 January 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots except southeast 50 near the Brooks Peninsula. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 25 late this evening and to southeast 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday and to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday evening except southeast 55 near the headlands.

Rain ending Tuesday morning. Rain Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.

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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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 27 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PST 27 January 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 27 January 2020 A frontal system over west coast Vancouver Island will track across
Vancouver Island this evening and weaken overnight. Ahead of the
front, gale force southeasterlies over southern waters and the inner
South Coast with brief period of gale to storm force southeasterlies
over west coast Vancouver Island will ease late this evening. Gale
force southeasterlies over the central waters will persist overnight.
In the wake of the front, winds over Southern Explorer will shift to
southwesterly gales near midnight and then northwesterly gales
overnight.

Another intense frontal system will track across the offshore waters
Tuesday afternoon and onto the North Coast overnight. Ahead of the
system, storm force southeasterlies will develop over northern and
central waters late Tuesday. In its wake, winds will veer to gale to
storm force southwesterlies Tuesday night.

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