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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 20 to 25 late this afternoon then to northeast 15 to 25 near midnight except northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 Tuesday morning.

Showers ending near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less early this afternoon then building to 1 to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2020

'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 20 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located over the South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 20 January 2020 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
Afternoon. The system will move eastward across the offshore waters
tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterly winds
Will develop over the offshore waters this afternoon then spread to
most coastal waters tonight. Storm force southeasterlies are
Expected tonight over West Vancouver Island North. Winds will ease
To moderate to strong southerlies Tuesday as the system moves inland.

A trough will move across Explorer Tuesday morning and Vancouver
Island Tuesday afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterlies will
develop behind the trough.

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