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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 April 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15 after midnight then becoming variable 15 early Thursday morning.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 April 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 late this evening then building to 3 to 5 late Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 April 2019
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 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 Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 April 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 981 mb located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening low 984 mb located north
of Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a
line northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:35 PM PDT 17 April 2019 A frontal system over over Hecate Strait this evening will cross the
northern coast later tonight and dissipate over the Central Coast
early Thursday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue over northern
and central coastal waters until the frontal passage. Gale force
southwesterly winds will follow in the wake of the front except
marginal storm force winds over waters west of Haida Gwaii. These
winds will abate on Thursday.

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