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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind light except northwest 10 to 15 knots near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 25 this morning then becoming northwest 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday except light near the coast south of Barkley Sound. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers ending this morning. Periods of rain Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25.

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Map of Pacific - Georgia Basin marine weather areas Sentry Shoal - 46131 Halibut Bank - 46146 La Perouse Bank - 46206 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 23 May 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 AM PDT 23 May 2022 A new low pressure system will approach Explorer on Tuesday. Ahead of
the system, gale force southeasterly winds are expected for Explorer,
West Vancouver Island north, and Queen Charlotte Sound Tuesday
afternoon.

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