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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 18 August 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 early Sunday morning except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early Sunday evening except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point.

Chance of drizzle overnight and Sunday morning. Fog patches.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 August 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 August 2018
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 August 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 18 August 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PDT 18 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure running north to south over Bowie will
continue to generate a northwesterly flow for much of the southern
and central waters for the foreseeable future.

Marginal northwesterly gale force winds will prevail off the west
coast of Vancouver Island through the weekend.

Strong to gale force northwesterly winds are expected through
Johnstone Strait overnight and again Sunday, picking up in the
afternoon.

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