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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 September 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening and to light late this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday.

Rain ending near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly 20 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 PDT 21 September 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 PDT 21 September 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:04 AM PDT 21 September 2021 A frontal system over the central waters this morning will reach the
northern tip of North Vancouver Island this afternoon. The front will
significantly weaken this evening and dissipate across the South
Coast.

Gale force southeast winds are occurring over the central waters.
In the wake of the front, the winds will shift to strong to gale
force southwesterlies. Later today behind the front, winds will shift
to moderate northwesterlies.

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