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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 early Sunday morning except southeast 25 to 35 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Rain tonight. Showers Sunday evening. Fog patches dissipating Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2021
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 40.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 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 4:00 PM PDT 25 September 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to Cape Scott then to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1002 mb located over Explorer.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 995 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday low 980 mb located northwest of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PDT 25 September 2021 A frontal system from Hecate Strait to just north of Vancouver
Island to Southeastern Explorer will join with an approaching
stronger frontal system. Gale force southeasterly winds are expected
along the Central Coast, over portions of Queen Charlotte Sound, and
off the west coast of Northern Vancouver Island late this afternoon
and tonight.

A large low pressure system will approach the British Columbia waters
on Sunday morning. Winds will rise to gale force southerlies for
almost the entire region by the end of Sunday.

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