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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening except southeast 35 to 45 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 late overnight except southeast 50 to 60 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 45 to 55 near noon Thursday then diminishing to south 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon then building to 4 to 6 overnight. Seas building to 6 to 8 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2021
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to east 30 to 40.

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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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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 20 October 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located from
Prince Rupert to Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying frontal system located
off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday low 968 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:35 AM PDT 20 October 2021 A weakening front lying along the BC coast is giving strong to gale
force southeasterlies to most coastal waters. Winds will ease as the
front moves inland today.

The next approaching system will track across the offshore waters on
Thursday and lie over Haida Gwaii late in the day. Ahead of the
system, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop over waters
west of Vancouver Island this evening then spread to central and
northern waters overnight into Thursday morning. Additionally, winds
will increase to hurricane force Thursday morning near the headlands
of West Coast Vancouver Island North and Western Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Seas of 8 to 10 metres can be expected on Thursday across parts of
Explorer, west coast Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, and
west coast Haida Gwaii.

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