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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 19 September 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light near midnight then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late Thursday morning except southeast 30 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Thursday afternoon and evening. Wind becoming southwest 25 early Thursday evening.

Periods of rain beginning Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 September 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 early Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 September 2018
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 19 September 2018

'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 9:30 PM PDT 19 September 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 11:00 a.m. PDT Thursday deepening low 1008 mb located over
northern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Thursday low 1005 mb located over southwestern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday intensifying cold front from low located
over northern Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front from low located over Queen
Charlotte Sound to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PDT 19 September 2018 A low pressure system will approach Northern Explorer on Thursday
morning and Progress across the central waters through the day.

The cold front extending southeastward from this system will lead to
gale force southeasterly winds for Queen Charlotte Sound and the
West coast of Vancouver Island by Thursday afternoon. Southeast
gales will also develop through the inner South Coast straits by
Thursday evening.

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