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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light except southeast 15 knots near the coast. Wind becoming south 10 to 20 late this afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then becoming southeast 35 to 45 near noon Wednesday.

Periods of drizzle changing to rain overnight. Fog patches dissipating late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning and to northwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 20 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 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2022

'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 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from Hecate Strait to
Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing ridge located over the South
Coast.

At 9:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching trough located west of
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 18 January 2022 A frontal system will move across the northern waters tonight. Gale
force southeasterlies will begin over Northern Bowie near midnight
and spread to northern and central waters before morning. As it
approaches the mainland coast, storm force southeasterlies will
develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East late
Wednesday morning.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system Wednesday
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait and increase winds to storm force from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island late
Wednesday evening.

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