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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 March 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 near noon Thursday then becoming northwest 20 to 30 early Thursday evening.

Periods of rain overnight and Thursday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early Thursday morning and to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2023
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2023

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing ridge located over Vancouver

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday trough located from Hecate Strait to
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:13 PM PDT 22 March 2023 An approaching trough will track across the offshore waters this
evening and then Haida Gwaii overnight. Strong to gale force
southerlies will spread across northern and central waters tonight
ahead of the trough. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in the wake of the trough tonight through Thursday,
then will spread to Juan de Fuca Strait Thursday evening as westerly

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