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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots with gusts to 55 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late this afternoon then becoming westerly 15 this evening except southwest 25 south of the Brooks Peninsula Wednesday morning. Wind becoming westerly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Rain changing to showers this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2024
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.

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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 4:00 PM PST 27 February 2024

'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 27 February 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing warm front located from the
Central Coast to Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Cape Scott extending
westward.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday departing cold front located over
Tofino extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 27 February 2024 A warm front over Hecate Strait will track southeastwards across
Vancouver Island this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly
winds will continue over northern and central waters ahead of the
front, then will gradually shift to strong to gale force westerly
through the evening as the front passes.

The associated cold front will track eastwards across Explorer
tonight and then Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Ahead of the front,
southwest gales will develop over Southern Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island - south tonight and then shift to strong westerlies
in its wake on Wednesday.

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