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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to south 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind becoming northwest 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind northwest 30 to 40 Thursday.

Rain this evening. Showers overnight and Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 Thursday morning and to 7 to 9 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15.
Sunday Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.

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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 10:30 AM PST 24 February 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 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over the South Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 24 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island will weaken
and move over the Southwest BC Interior later this morning. As the
ridge moves eastward, a strong frontal system will approach the North
Coast. Gale to storm force southeast winds will spread eastwards
towards the North and Central Coasts today. A shift to gale to storm
force westerlies will follow as this system passes.

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