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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 February 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 25 early Sunday morning then increasing to south 25 to 35 near noon Sunday.

Showers ending this evening. Showers Sunday morning and afternoon changing to rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this morning then building to 3 to 4 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 February 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 10:30 AM PST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By noon PST Sunday cold front located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 27 February 2021 A frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii this afternoon with the
associated cold front crossing Haida Gwaii early Sunday afternoon.
The cold front will then reach Northern Vancouver Island by late
Sunday evening.

Ahead of this approaching system strong to gale force southwesterly
winds are expected over northern offshore waters today and Sunday.

For coastal waters winds will rise to strong to gale force
Southerly ahead of the approaching cold front Sunday. Winds will
shift to northwest and ease in the wake of this front.

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