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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots except southeast 20 northwest of Estevan Point Sunday morning. Wind becoming south 15 to 25 late Sunday morning then backing to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point.

Showers changing to rain Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 27 February 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 PM PST 27 February 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By noon PST Sunday cold front located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 27 February 2021 A frontal system is over the northern waters tonight with the
associated cold front crossing Haida Gwaii early Sunday afternoon.
The cold front will then reach Northern Vancouver Island by late
Sunday evening.

Ahead of this approaching system strong to gale force
South to southwesterly winds are expected over northern waters
tonight and Sunday.

Over southern and central waters winds will rise to strong to gale
force southerly ahead of the approaching cold front Sunday. Winds
will shift to northwest and ease in the wake of this front.

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