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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 March 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening and to west 15 late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 early Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday evening.

Rain with a risk of thunderstorms changing to showers near midnight then to rain Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 March 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 6 metres subsiding to 4 after midnight and to 3 late Saturday morning. Seas building to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 March 2021
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 10 knots increasing to northwest 10 to 20.

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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 4:00 PM PST 05 March 2021

'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 5 March 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 990 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low located over the Central
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Queen Charlotte
Sound extending southward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday dissipating trough located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre over Queen Charlotte Sound will move onto the
Central Coast this evening. Gale to storm force winds in the vicinity
of the low will abate as the low departs tonight.

In the wake of an associated trough, southeast gales over the
southern water will ease late this evening.

On Saturday, southeast gales will develop over most marine waters as
another front approaches.

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