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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 15 October 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots except southeast 30 to 40 over southern sections. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 Wednesday morning except southeast 30 to 40 over southern sections Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 3 to 5 late this morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

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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 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 15 October 2019

'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 15 October 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM PDT 15 October 2019 A frontal system stretching over Vancouver Island will remain
stationary tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will
prevail the inner South Coast waters tonight.

A trough near Haida Gwaii will depart the area this evening. The
trough will generate strong to gale force southerly
Winds to most northern waters this evening.

Another front will cross the offshore waters this evening and
approach the northern and central mainland coasts overnight then move
through the South Coast on Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will
be generated by the front.

On Wednesday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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