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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 06 May 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 20 to 30 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind veering to northwest 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind northwest 5 to 15 Friday.

Rain changing to showers near noon and ending Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2021
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 06 May 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 6 May 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low 1010 mb located near Langara.

At 1:00 a.m. PDT Saturday approaching trough located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 6 May 2021 A low over Central Bowie will slowly move northward today. The low
will weaken and move eastward tonight just north of Bowie. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift gale to
local storm force northwesterly in its wake.

Winds will gradually weaken on Friday as the low dissipates and a
weak ridge builds behind the low.

The associated cold front will quickly move across the South Coast
today. Winds over the South Coast will briefly increase to strong to
gale force southeast then shift to strong to gale force west to
northwest with the passage of the front.

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