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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots veering to westerly 20 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to west 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 25 early Saturday morning and to southeast 35 late Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to southerly 25 Saturday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 after midnight and to 3 to 4 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to south 10 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 2:35 PM PST 19 January 2018

'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 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening low 992 mb located 100 miles
south of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low 998 mb located over
eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM PST 19 January 2018 A 992 millibar low 100 miles south of Cape St James will move
Slowly northeastward across Queen Charlotte Sound today while
weakening. The low will reach the Central Coast and dissipate near
McInnes Island overnight. A frontal system will approach the
Offshore waters overnight to lie from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver
Island Saturday afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease to
moderate to strong tonight. Gale to local storm force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the low will also ease to moderate to
strong tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop offshore ahead of the
Frontal system overnight, and spread to most waters on Saturday.
Winds will ease to strong southerlies behind the system.

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