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Marine Forecast

Issued 07:24 AM PST 21 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots with gusts to 35 becoming southeast 15 to 25 this afternoon with gusts to 30 and veering to southwest 10 to 20 this evening. Wind backing to southeast 10 to 15 late overnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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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 4:00 AM PST 21 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from Haida
Gwaii to Victoria.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PST 21 January 2020 A frontal system off the mainland coast will weaken as it tracks
inland this morning. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies
will ease to moderate to strong southerlies.

A trough will move across Explorer this morning and Vancouver Island
in the evening. In its wake, strong to gale force southwesterlies
will develop this morning over Explorer and spread to West Coast
Vancouver Island South this afternoon.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread to
northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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