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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 knots except southeast 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 20 early this afternoon except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 this evening then becoming west 25 near midnight. Wind westerly 20 to 25 Sunday.

Rain this afternoon and this evening. Fog banks dissipating early this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 early this morning becoming 3 this afternoon except 4 northwest of Estevan Point. Seas building to 4 Sunday morning and to 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to north 5 to 15 in the morning then becoming light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to northwest 20 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 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 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By noon PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 AM PST 16 January 2021 Another Pacific front is moving across the offshore waters this
morning.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force southeast winds have
developed and will rise to gale to storm force early this morning
with the approach of the frontal system.

Over central waters, gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
this morning.

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