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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 this evening and to northwest 15 to 25 early Saturday morning. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 late Saturday morning then becoming southwest 10 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 early this morning and to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 4 after midnight and to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 20 to 30 in the morning then becoming southerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 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 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean will
maintain widespread gale force northwest winds across most
BC marine waters today.

The northwest winds will ease from gale force to strong later this
afternoon across the northern and central waters. However, gale force
northwest winds will continue across southern waters
And into this evening.

Late in the day on Saturday, a frontal system will approach Haida
Gwaii. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds expected over
northern offshore waters on Saturday evening and will spread to the
North Coast Saturday night.

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