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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 March 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning. Wind backing to easterly 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday then to northerly 10 to 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 March 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 1 to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 March 2021
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots backing to northwest 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 08 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 4:00 PM PST 8 March 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1003 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 1008 mb located south of Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday building ridge located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 8 March 2021 A low west of Explorer late this afternoon will slowly track south
tonight. The low will lie south of Explorer Tuesday morning.

This low will continue to bring strong to gale force southeasterly
winds west of Vancouver Island tonight. These winds will be mainly
strong southeast winds on Tuesday as the low weakens.

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