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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then becoming southeast 35 to 45 near noon except southeast 50 near the headlands this evening. Wind becoming west 30 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 Thursday morning.

Rain changing to drizzle overnight then to rain Thursday morning. Drizzle Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind light.

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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

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PST 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 AM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system continues to move across the northern waters today.
Gale force southeasterlies continue over Northern Bowie, and the
northern and central waters. As it approaches the mainland coast,
storm force southeasterlies will develop across Northern Hecate
Strait and Dixon Entrance East late this morning.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system this
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait. Storm force southeasterlies will develop
from Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island this
afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in the wake of
The trough then ease Thursday morning.

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