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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind westerly 20 to 30 Tuesday.

Rain changing to scattered showers near midnight. Risk of thunderstorms Tuesday morning and afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 early this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 4 to 6 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 February 2023
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 06 February 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 6 February 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 998 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 1002 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM PST 6 February 2023 A frontal system over the Queen Charlotte Sound will move
southeastward across the South Coast tonight and Tuesday morning.
Southerly to southwesterly ahead of this system will ease to
Moderate to strong westerlies behind it this evening. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies in the Strait of Georgia will ease shift to
moderate to strong southwesterlies Tuesday morning, with westerly
gales developing in the Juan de Fuca Strait Tuesday afternoon.

A 998 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie early Tuesday
Morning and reach the mainland North Coast Tuesday evening. Gale
force westerlies in its vicinity will develop over
Parts of the offshore and central waters early Tuesday morning.
Local storm force westerlies can be expected south of the low. Gale
force outflows can be expected near midday Tuesday near Portland
Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerlies in the wake
of the low Tuesday night.

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