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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots backing to southeast 20 after midnight then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Thursday morning except southeast 30 to 35 near the headlands Thursday afternoon and evening.

Fog patches dissipating late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2022
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to west 30 late in the day.

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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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 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 26 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from Cape Scott to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating ridge located from Cape Scott
to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 26 January 2022 Over the inner South Coast, winds remain light under a
quasi-stationary ridge. Visibility may be limited by areas of
persistent widespread fog.

A frontal system will approach the offshore waters Thursday morning
and move across Haida Gwaii Thursday afternoon. Ahead of the front,
winds will rise to gale force southerly across the northern and
central waters. Winds will shift to southwest gales behind the front.

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