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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight and to southwest 15 to 25 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Monday afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 Monday evening.

Rain changing to showers Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2020
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2020
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Thursday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 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 19 January 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PST Monday weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located from Bowie to
Queen Charlotte Sound then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2020 A frontal system will remain on a line from the Central Coast to
Explorer today and tonight. The system will weaken on Monday morning
as it moves southward across Vancouver Island. Ahead of the front,
gale force southeasterly winds will continue today and tonight
Over most southern and central waters.

Another frontal system will approach the offshore waters Monday
afternoon. The system will move eastward across the offshore waters
Monday night. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterly winds will
develop over the offshore waters Monday afternoon then spread to most
coastal waters Monday night.

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