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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 March 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 knots diminishing to south 10 early this morning then increasing to south 15 to 20 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 near midnight then increasing to southeast 25 Sunday morning. Wind veering to southwest 20 to 25 near noon Sunday.

Showers changing to rain this evening then to showers near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 March 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 metres becoming 3 to 4 late this morning building to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 March 2021
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots becoming variable 10.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 05:52 AM PST 06 March 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 6 March 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday By 4:00 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located off Bowie.
By 6:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PST 6 March 2021 A front will sweep across offshore waters this morning then reach
Haida Gwaii late this afternoon.

Southeast gales will develop over offshore waters this morning
Then spread across most marine waters this afternoon as the front
approaches.

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