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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 September 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light becoming north 5 to 15 knots late this afternoon then becoming light overnight. Wind increasing to south 10 to 20 Monday morning and to south 20 to 30 Monday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Monday evening except southeast 40 near the headlands.

Showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain beginning Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 September 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres becoming 2 Monday afternoon except 3 over northern sections Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 September 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 15 in the morning and to variable 10 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind north 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 September 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 15 September 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 1003 mb located 120 miles west of
Cape Scott.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today low 1006 mb located over southeastern

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Monday trough located off Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Monday trough located off Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PDT 15 September 2019 A frontal system off Bowie early Monday morning will intensify as it
moves east during the day Monday. It will approach Haida Gwaii Monday
afternoon. Southerly winds ahead of the front will rise to strong to
gale force over northern and central waters as the front approaches.

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