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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 this afternoon then becoming northwest 25 to 35 early Friday morning.

Periods of drizzle and fog patches changing to periods of rain near noon and ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northeast 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots backing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located north of Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Queen Charlotte Sound.

By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 26 January 2023 A trough will approach from the north and track across the marine
regions today and tomorrow. 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 Saturday.

Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
on Friday evening and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
the interior.

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