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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 September 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots except southeast 20 to 30 northwest of Estevan Point late this afternoon and early this evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 20 Friday morning except southeast 30 to 40 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday morning and afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Rain tonight and Friday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 September 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15.
Monday Wind light becoming southeast 15 knots late in the day.

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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 10:30 AM PDT 16 September 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 PDT 16 September 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.
By midnight PDT tonight departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Victoria.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 16 September 2021 An approaching Pacific frontal system west of the offshore waters
will move across Bowie this afternoon and then across northern and
central waters tonight.

Gale force southeast winds over Bowie and Northern Explorer will
Progress to northern and central waters and Southern Explorer this
afternoon, and then to west coast Vancouver Island tonight. Winds
will reach storm force southeast just ahead of the front tonight.

The front will progress into the South Coast Friday morning. Strong
to gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as the front
sweeps across.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front.

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