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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late this morning then backing to southwest 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 near midnight and to southwest 30 to 40 Thursday morning except south 50 near the headlands. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 near noon Thursday.

Showers ending this morning. Rain overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near noon and to 3 to 4 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 near midnight then building to 3 to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots increasing to south 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 30 to 40 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PST 25 November 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1007 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing low 1013 mb located over western
Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre is sitting over norhtern Vancouver Island. The
system will gradually dissipate late this morning as it moves to west
of Tofino. Gale force northwesterly winds over central offshore
waters will spread to southern offshore waters later this morning.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters on this
afternoon. The system will move southward across northern waters
tonight then the central waters on Thursday. Ahead of the system,
gale force southerly winds will develop over northern waters tonight.
The winds will spread to central and southern waters on Thursday.

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