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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 March 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots except southeast 20 to 30 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southerly 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind southerly 25 to 35 Wednesday.

Showers changing to rain Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 March 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 3 to 5 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 March 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 02 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 4:00 PM PST 2 March 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday deepening trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 PM PST 2 March 2021 A weakening cold front located over the Central Coast this afternoon
will slide south to lie over North Vancouver Island early this
evening. Ahead of the front, southerly gales are expected. In its
wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies which will
ease this evening.

A trough of low pressure west of the offshore waters tonight will
approach Haida Gwaii on Wednesday. Ahead of the trough, strong to
gale force southerly winds will develop over most waters overnight
and on Wednesday.

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