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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots except west 15 to 25 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 near noon then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 near midnight and to northwest 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming southerly 10 to 20 Saturday morning then increasing to southerly 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Sunday Wind south 30 to 40 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.

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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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

'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 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 27 November 2020 A frontal system over Cape Scott early this morning will move towards
the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the
front, gale to storm force southerly winds have developed. Strong to
gale force westerly winds are forecast in the wake of the system.

A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west today.
The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds across
Bowie and Explorer.

A strong Pacific frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii on Saturday
bringing gale to storm force southerly winds to the northern and
central waters.

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