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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except easterly 5 to 15 near the coast south of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 late this morning except southeasterly 5 to 15 near the coast. Wind becoming southeast 15 early this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 35 to 45 after midnight except southeast 15 to 25 near the coast. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 Sunday morning.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 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 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 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 4:00 AM PST 23 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 23 January 2021 A weak frontal system approaching from the Pacific will move through
Bowie this morning then approach the North Coast in the afternoon.
The front will continue to slide to the southeast tonight and reach
Vancouver Island.

As the system approaches, southerly strong to gale force winds will
develop. In the wake of the system, winds will shift to northwesterly
strong to gale force.

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