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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except variable 5 to 15 near the coast. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 this afternoon then becoming northwest 15 this evening. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 after midnight then increasing to southerly 15 to 25 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Showers ending this afternoon. Rain Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 early Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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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 PST 25 November 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 PM PST 25 November 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre just west of Vancouver Island will dissipate
today. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over waters west of
Vancouver Island will ease today as the low dissipates.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon then move into
northern and central waters and Explorer tonight. The front will
stall on Thursday as it straddles the central and southern waters.
Ahead of the system, gale force southerly winds will develop followed
by strong to moderate northwesterly winds in its wake.

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