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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except southeast 35 to 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 this evening then backing to northeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Friday morning except southeast 55 to 65 near the headlands. Wind becoming west 30 to 40 Friday afternoon then diminishing to west 5 to 15 Friday evening.

Showers ending this evening. Rain beginning overnight and changing to showers Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 6 metres subsiding to 5 late overnight then building to 6 to 8 late Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 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 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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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:23 PM PST 04 March 2021

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 4:00 PM PST 4 March 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located off Cape St. James.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 4 March 2021 A low off cape St. James will track northwards across Haida Gwaii
tonight and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low,
gale to hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane
force westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop west of Vancouver Island
Friday and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force.
In its wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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