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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 this morning and to northwest 15 to 25 early this afternoon except northwest 25 to 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Monday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then backing to east 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2021

'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 4:00 AM PST 24 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located west of
Juan de Fuca Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:09 AM PST 24 January 2021 A frontal system will brush past Vancouver Island from the west this
morning as it moves towards Washington. The system will lie over
Washington state by this afternoon.

Strong southeast winds will continue this morning over the South
Coast inner waters and waters near Southwest Vancouver island. The
winds across the South Coast inner waters will diminish by this
afternoon while strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail
over most waters through today. The northwest winds will gradually
ease tonight and Monday morning to eventually become light to
moderate by Monday afternoon.

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