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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 07 March 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 early Monday afternoon.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms tonight and Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 March 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM 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 9:30 PM PST 7 March 2021 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 996 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday low 1003 mb located southwest of Explorer.

At midnight PST tonight trough located over southern Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday trough located over southern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:03 PM PST 7 March 2021 A 996 MB low southwest of Bowie will slowly track south, remaining
far offshore. By Monday morning, the low will lie southwest of
Explorer. A trough rotating around the low will move northward to lie
west of Vancouver Island overnight. The trough will weaken as it
moves into Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday.

Gale force easterlies over Bowie will ease tonight as the low drifts
away.

Strong southerly winds west of Vancouver Island will rise to gale
force southeasterlies early Monday morning as the trough approaches.

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