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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except northwest 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 early Thursday morning except light near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Fog patches over southern sections late this afternoon and early this evening. Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Thursday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15.
Sunday Wind southwest 5 to 15 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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 7:52 PM PDT 21 April 2021

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PDT 21 April 2021 A north to south aligned ridge of high pressure centred offshore over
outer coastal waters is giving northwest gales to the west side of
Vancouver Island and to southeast sections of the Explorer region.
Gale force northwesterlies are also forecast in Johnstone Strait and
in the Southern Strait of Georgia tonight.

Winds switch to moderate southerly over far northern offshore waters
as a trough approaches the Bowie region late on Thursday.

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