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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon and to southeast 45 to 55 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 35 to 45 after midnight and to south 25 late overnight. Wind south 25 Wednesday.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms Wednesday morning and afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2020
Thursday Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to south 15 late in the day.

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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 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 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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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 22 September 2020 A Pacific frontal system over Bowie will slowly move to Haida
Gwaii this evening. Ahead of the system, winds have risen to gale
force southeasterly over the northern waters and the central waters
this afternoon.

As the system approaches Haida Gwaii and intensifies, winds will rise
to storm force southeasterlies over most northern and central waters
late today. Winds will ease to moderate to strong southerly over
Bowie this evening in the wake of the system.

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