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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots late this evening and to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 20 Friday morning except northwest 25 offshore. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Friday evening except northeast 20 near coast inlets.

Rain overnight and Friday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 late this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 late Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2020
Saturday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 October 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 PDT 22 October 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Juan de Fuca Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday intensifying ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PDT 22 October 2020 A frontal system will cross northern and central waters tonight
producing southeasterly gales from Bowie to waters surrounding
Northern Vancouver Island. Winds will ease to strong northeasterly
overnight in Bowie and late Friday morning across waters surrounding
Northern Vancouver Island.

A trough develops west of Vancouver Island late Friday in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South Friday night.

A ridge of high pressure over BC Interior will intensify on Friday.
Strong to gale force northerly outflow winds will develop through the
mainland inlets of the BC coast. The winds are expected to continue
through the weekend.

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