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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots this evening and to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 late overnight except southeast 35 to 40 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southwest 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon then becoming southwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Rain overnight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning then becoming southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.

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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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 November 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 26 November 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over the South Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By noon PST Saturday departing frontal system located over the
North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing low located over the Alaska
panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM PST 26 November 2021 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters tonight.
Winds will rise to gale to storm force southeasterly over the
northern and central waters overnight. Winds will rise to strong to
gale force southeasterly over the southern waters overnight.

An area of low pressure will pass north of Bowie on Saturday morning
leading to strong to gale force southwesterly winds for water west
Of Haida Gwaii well into Saturday night.

A trough of low pressure trailing this area of low pressure will
sweep through northern waters from northwest to southeast on Saturday
night. Strong to gale force southwesterlies over northern and
Central waters will precede this trough.

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