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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 January 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 5 to 15 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 this evening then becoming southeast 15 late overnight except southeast 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 20 Saturday afternoon except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Saturday evening.

Showers ending this evening. Rain Saturday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 early this morning then subsiding to 4 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to northwest 35.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 January 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 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening low located over the Gulf
of Alaska.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over the South Coast.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from the North Coast to the
South Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 15 January 2021 A deep low over the Gulf of Alaska will weaken today as a ridge
builds over the coast. Another Pacific front will move into the
offshore waters tonight.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force southwest winds will ease
to moderate to strong southerly this afternoon then increase to gale
to storm force southeast tonight.

Over central waters, gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
on Saturday morning.

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