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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023

Tonight and Wednesday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 25 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 late overnight. Wind backing to southeast 15 early Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 25 late Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Wednesday afternoon and to southeast 45 to 55 late Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 55 to 65 Wednesday evening.

Scattered showers ending near midnight. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon. Showers Wednesday morning and afternoon changing to rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 early Wednesday morning then building to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to south 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to south 20 to 30.

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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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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 07 February 2023

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 PM PST 7 February 2023 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 7 February 2023 A 1002 millibar low will approach the mainland North Coast this
evening. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
South of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.

A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over Northern Vancouver
Island late Wednesday evening.

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