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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 27 January 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except east 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 early Saturday morning except east 10 to 20 near the coast. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 25 near noon Saturday then becoming northeast 20 to 30 late Saturday afternoon.

Periods of drizzle tonight and Saturday morning. Fog patches dissipating early Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres except 2 to 3 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Seas subsiding to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PST 27 January 2023

'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 9:30 PM PST 27 January 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:03 PM PST 27 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain offshore. Strong to
gale force northerly winds will prevail between these two features,
over most outer coastal waters and Explorer.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the BC
Interior tonight and Saturday. Strong to gale force outflow winds
will develop in the mainland inlets tonight and strengthen to gale to
storm force outflow on Saturday as the ridge builds.

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