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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northeast 25 to 35 this morning except northeast 15 to 25 near the coast. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 25 early this evening then becoming northeast 15 near midnight. Wind backing to northwest 15 near noon Sunday.

Periods of drizzle and fog patches ending early this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind northwest 10 knots increasing to southwest 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southerly 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 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 4:00 AM PST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PST 28 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward
today while a ridge remains offshore. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will persist over southern coastal waters and Explorer between
these two features.

Meanwhile, a strong ridge of high pressure will continue to move into
the British Columbia Interior today. Strong to gale force outflow
winds in the mainland inlets will intensify to gale to storm force as
the ridge strengthens today.

Winds will diminish late in the day Sunday as the high over the
interior eventually merges with the ridge offshore to become a broad
area of high pressure over the marine district.

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