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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light late this morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 overnight except southeast 30 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Showers ending this evening. Showers beginning overnight and changing to rain Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots.

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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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 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 PST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over Haida Gwaii.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing ridge located over the South
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 18 January 2022 A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters and produce
strong to gale force southeast winds to the area beginning this
evening. By Wednesday afternoon the warm front will lie over Hecate
Strait and be producing southeast gales and up to storm force for
North Hecate Strait and East Dixon.

Another frontal system lies just west of Explorer late Thursday
afternoon. Ahead of the front southerly gales will develop.

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