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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 May 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except south 30 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to west 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 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 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing frontal system located over
southwestern BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located off the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PDT 17 May 2021 A trough of low pressure crossing the South Coast tonight will give
gale force westerly winds to southern sections of West Vancouver
Island and Juan de Fuca Strait. The crossing trough will also bring a
risk of thunderstorms to these regions. The gale force winds will
ease early Tuesday morning.

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