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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 20 near midnight then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Monday morning. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 near noon Monday then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Monday evening.

Rain overnight and Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 late this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming southerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southerly 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 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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2019

'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 PDT 20 October 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over northern Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday departing low located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 20 October 2019 A frontal system will cross the Central Coast this morning and the
South Coast this afternoon. Gale force southeast winds will accompany
the front then switch to gale force westerlies in its wake.

The next low pressure system moves across offshore waters Monday
morning and makes landfall on the Central Coast by late Monday
afternoon. Gale force southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to
gale force westerlies in behind.

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