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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 30 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 near noon except southeast 20 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 late overnight except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point Friday morning. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 near noon Friday then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Showers after midnight. Rain beginning near noon Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Friday morning and to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 March 2019

'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 PDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 21 March 2019 A cold front west of the offshore waters will track slowly eastward
today and tonight. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southeasterlies over the offshore waters and central waters will
spread to near Haida Gwaii today.

An approaching trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by Friday afternoon. Ahead
of the trough, southeasterly gales will develop across Explorer
overnight and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday
morning. Winds will rise to southeasterly gales over central waters
and northern waters late Friday.

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