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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2022

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 early Saturday afternoon and to southwest 15 to 25 late Saturday afternoon.

Periods of drizzle changing to rain near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2022
Sunday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 28 January 2022

'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 PM PST 28 January 2022 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 28 January 2022 Over the inner South Coast, winds remain light under a ridge of high
pressure today. Stronger southeast winds are expected late Saturday
as a front approaches.

For northern and central waters, an incoming front will provide
A boost to winds tonight. Winds will shift to gale force southerly
ahead of this front over northern and central waters tonight. On
Saturday, winds will rise to southeast 45 knots through Dixon east,
Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound and the headlands of Vancouver
Island.

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