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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 March 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 early this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday afternoon.

Showers ending this afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms. Showers overnight and Monday. Risk of thunderstorms overnight and Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 4 overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to east 10 to 15 in the afternoon then becoming northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 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 10:30 AM PST 7 March 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 988 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday low 1000 mb located west of Explorer.

At midnight PST tonight trough located over southern Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located over southern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 7 March 2021 A 988 MB low just southwest of Bowie will slowly track south,
remaining far offshore. By Monday morning, the low will lie
Southwest of Explorer. A trough rotating around the low will move
northward to lie west of Vancouver Island overnight. The trough will
weaken as it moves into Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday.

Gale force east or southeasterly winds over the offshore waters will
ease tonight as the low drifts away.

Strong southwest winds west of Vancouver Island will back to
southeast this evening and rise to gale force early Monday morning as
the trough approaches.

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