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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 May 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 early this evening then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday morning except northwest 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 30 to 40 Tuesday evening.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late this morning then building to 2 to 3 near noon Tuesday. Seas building to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 May 2024

'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 20 May 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Central Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday approaching ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the central waters will track southeast
today. Moderate to strong northwest winds are occurring ahead of this
ridge. As the ridge of high pressure moves south, marginal westerly
gales will likely funnel through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A trough over Haida Gwaii this morning will sweep across the BC coast
today and Tuesday. Northwesterly winds will strengthen to gale force
across the southern waters late in the day Tuesday in the wake of the
trough.

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