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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon then diminishing to west 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2020
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.

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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 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 10:30 AM PST 25 January 2020

'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 25 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing low located over northern Bowie.

At 6:00 p.m. PST tonight low 999 mb located south of Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 998 mb located over Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 6:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 25 January 2020 A low pressure system will exit northern coastal waters near midday.
In its wake, strong to gale force southerly winds will perist this
afternoon.

A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
tonight, bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

A deepening area of low pressure approaching from the south, will
cross Vancouver Island Sunday morning. Strong to gale force winds
In the vicinity of this low are expected.

Another low pressure system will track through the northern waters on
Sunday. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over most northern waters. Winds will become strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

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