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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 early this morning then veering to west 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind backing to south 10 to 20 after midnight then to southeast 15 to 25 Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Monday and to southeast 35 to 45 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Showers Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2020
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2020
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon then becoming southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 25 to 35.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 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 4:00 AM PST 26 January 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PST today low 995 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing low located north of Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 26 January 2020 A trough of low pressure is moving through northern waters, bringing
gale force southerly winds to the region.

A deepening area of low pressure approaching from the south, will
cross Vancouver Island this morning. Strong to gale force winds
In the vicinity of this low are expected with marginal southerly
storm force winds over the North Strait of Georgia early Sunday
morning.

Another low pressure system will track through the northern waters on
Sunday. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over most northern waters. Winds will become strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

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