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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 March 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 35 near the headlands near noon. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 early Monday morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms today tonight and Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 early this morning then subsiding to 4 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 15 in the morning then backing to north 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots backing to northwest 25.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to south 25 late in the day.

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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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 March 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 7 March 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 988 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday low 1000 mb located west of Explorer.

At midnight PST tonight trough located over southern Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located over southern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 7 March 2021 A 988 MB low just southwest of Bowie will slowly track south,
remaining far offshore. By Monday morning, the low will lie
Southwest of Explorer. A trough rotating around the low will move
northward to lie west of Vancouver Island overnight. The trough will
weaken as it moves into Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday.

Gale force east or southeasterly winds over the offshore waters will
ease tonight as the low drifts away.

Strong southwest winds west of Vancouver Island will back to
southeast this evening and rise to gale force early Monday morning as
the trough approaches.

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