Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday.
Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 early Friday evening.
Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle and fog patches overnight and ending near noon Friday. Periods of drizzle Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain and in fog patches.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located over southern Vancouver
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:15 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over Queen Charlotte Sound will track southwards
tonight and lie over Southern Vancouver Island by Friday morning.
Meanwhile, a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into
Interior British Columbia in the coming days. Strong to gale force
northerly winds will develop between these two features, beginning in
southern waters on Friday and spreading north Friday night into
Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
Friday night and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
Force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
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