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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 30 January 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 near midnight then becoming southeast 15 to 25 late overnight except southeast 25 to 35 near the headlands Tuesday morning and afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 25 early Tuesday evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Tuesday evening.

Scattered showers beginning near midnight changing to rain Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 January 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 January 2023
Wednesday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 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 9:30 PM PST 30 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 30 January 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing warm front located on a line
northwest-southeast over the North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday departing cold front located from the
North Coast to the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PST 30 January 2023 An approaching cold front will track across Haida Gwaii on Tuesday
and move onto the north and Central Coast in the evening. Ahead of
the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over northern and
central coastal waters Tuesday morning. In its wake, winds will ease
to strong southerlies in the afternoon, but southeast gales will
persist over the Central Coast through Tuesday night.

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