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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 25 early this afternoon and to southwest 15 early this evening. Wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 early Sunday morning then backing to northwest 15 late Sunday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon.

Showers ending early Sunday morning. Risk of thunderstorms today.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2019
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.

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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 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2019

'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 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located over northern Hecate
Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating low 994 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 998 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday low 1005 mb located north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 19 January 2019 An intense low currently over Northern Hecate Strait this morning
will move north across Dixon Entrance this afternoon while beginning
to weaken. Behind the low, storm to hurricane force south or
southwesterlies will ease to gale to storm force southwesterlies
Over the northern and central waters this afternoon and to strong to
gale force southwesterlies this evening as the low dissipates over
the Alaska Panhandle. In addition, southwest gales southwest of
Vancouver Island will ease to strong this afternoon. Winds will ease
to below gale force over all waters tonight.

Seas near 10 metres over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
And the central waters will subside this afternoon as the low
departs.

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