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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon then becoming southeast 30 early this evening except southeast 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to south 20 to 30 near noon Friday.

Periods of rain this afternoon tonight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 Friday morning then subsiding to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 May 2022
Saturday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 06:03 AM PDT 26 May 2022

'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 PDT 26 May 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today low located west of Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PDT 26 May 2022 A low pressure centre will approach Explorer this afternoon then
cross the region tonight. The low will anchor over Western Queen
Charlotte Sound on Friday and gradually weaken through the day.

Southeast gales near the headlands of Vancouver Island and southwest
marginal gales over Southern Explorer are expected to develop late
this afternoon. Southeast gales will spread over eastern sections of
Queen Charlotte Sound early Friday morning.

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