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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 September 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening except southeast 50 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Rain ending Sunday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2021
Monday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 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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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 September 2021

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 September 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Cape Scott then to Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 1002 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 995 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PDT 25 September 2021 A weak frontal system from Hecate Strait to just north of Vancouver
Island to Southeastern Explorer will strengthen this afternoon. Gale
force southeasterly winds are expected along the Central Coast, over
portions of Queen Charlotte Sound, and off the west coast of Northern
Vancouver Island late this afternoon and tonight.

A large low pressure system will approach the British Columbia waters
on Sunday morning. Winds will rise to gale force southerlies for
almost the entire region by the end of Sunday.

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