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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 15 May 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northwest 30 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon then becoming northwest 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind northwest 20 to 30 Sunday.

Fog patches dissipating this afternoon. Fog patches forming overnight and dissipating Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 May 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 May 2021
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 15 May 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 10:30 AM PDT 15 May 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
Central Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PDT 15 May 2021 A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure is located over Explorer
and Queen Charlotte Sound. East of the ridge, gale force
northwesterlies will redevelop over West Coast Vancouver Island South
this evening. The gales will ease to strong northwesterly overnight.

Strong to gale force inflow winds are expected for eastern portions
of Juan de Fuca Strait on Sunday evening, lasting into the overnight
hours.

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