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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 early Monday morning and to light late Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 15 Monday afternoon except southeast 20 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Monday evening except southeast 35 to 40 northwest of Estevan Point.

Showers beginning near midnight and ending late Monday morning with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 early Monday morning then building to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Thursday Wind light increasing to northwest 20 knots late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 January 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 4:00 PM PST 20 January 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 1005 mb located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday deepening low 993 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday low 986 mb located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 20 January 2019 A deepening area of low pressure will approach Bowie early Monday
morning and lie to the northwest by Monday afternoon. Gale force
southerly winds will spread to the majority of coastal waters Monday
morning and intensify to gale to storm force winds that afternoon
And evening.

Far southern waters will be protected by a ridge of high pressure on
Monday, but should see an increase in southeasterly winds Monday
night as the ridge weakens.

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