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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 15 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 this evening except southeast 50 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 Friday morning.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Friday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 late this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 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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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 16 September 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PDT tonight departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PDT 16 September 2021 An approaching Pacific frontal system west of the offshore waters
will move across Bowie this afternoon and then across northern and
central waters tonight.

Gale force southeast winds will spread to Bowie and Northern Explorer
early this morning, to northern and central waters and Southern
Explorer this afternoon, and then to west coast Vancouver Island
tonight. Winds will reach storm force southeast just ahead of the
front tonight.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front.

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