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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 February 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 near midnight then becoming northwest 15 to 20 late overnight except light northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday except west 25 offshore Tuesday afternoon and evening. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Rain Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 2 to 3 early Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 late Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 February 2024

'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 26 February 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight warm front located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday departing warm front located from the
Central Coast to Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday cold front located over Vancouver Island
extending westward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 26 February 2024 In the wake of a trough, northwest gales through the inner South
Coast and off the west coast of Vancouver Island will ease tonight.

A warm front over Bowie will track southeastwards across Haida Gwaii
on Tuesday and Vancouver Island in the evening. Gale force southeast
winds will develop over Bowie tonight and spread to northern and
central coastal waters Tuesday morning as gale to storm force
southeasterlies.

In its wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly
through Tuesday.

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