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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except southeast 30 near shore. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Saturday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 late Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight then building to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 January 2018

'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 PM PST 19 January 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 994 mb located 75 miles south
of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low 997 mb located over
eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 January 2018 A 994 millibar low 75 miles south of Cape St James will move
Slowly northeastward across Queen Charlotte Sound this evening while
weakening. The low will reach the Central Coast and dissipate near
McInnes Island overnight. A frontal system will approach the
Offshore waters overnight to lie from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver
Island Saturday afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease to
moderate to strong tonight. Gale to local storm force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the low will also ease to moderate to
strong tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop offshore ahead of the
Frontal system overnight, and spread to most waters on Saturday, and
may approach storm force strength. Winds will ease to strong
southerlies behind the system.

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