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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 after midnight then diminishing to south 15 to 25 Tuesday morning.

Rain changing to showers this morning then to rain near midnight. Showers Tuesday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 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 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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 05:46 AM PST 20 January 2020

'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 4:00 AM PST 20 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from the
Central Coast to Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:56 AM PST 20 January 2020 A frontal system on a line from the Central Coast to Explorer will
slowly move eastward and dissipate over Central Vancouver Island
later this morning. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southeasterly winds will ease early this morning as the front
weakens.

Another frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
afternoon. The system will move eastward across the offshore waters
on tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterly winds
Will develop over the offshore waters this afternoon then spread to
most coastal waters on tonight. Storm force southeasterlies are
expected tonight over West Vancouver Island North. Winds will ease
To moderate to strong southerlies Tuesday as the system moves inland.

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