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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 early this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday afternoon.

Showers ending near noon. Showers overnight. Rain Monday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 4 overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to east 10 to 15 in the afternoon then becoming northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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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 04:00 AM PST 07 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 7 March 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Hecate Strait
extending southeastward.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 997 mb located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PST 7 March 2021 A front currently extends across Hecate Strait southeastward to
Vancouver Island. It will then reach the mainland coast this
Morning and dissipate. Southeast gales persist in a narrow band just
ahead of the front but will ease early this morning.

A 986 MB low just southwest of Bowie this morning will slowly track
south, remaining far offshore. Ahead of the low, gale force easterly
or southerly winds will develop over the offshore waters. The gale
force winds will ease tonight as the low drifts away from the
offshore waters.

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