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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 30 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point today and this evening. Wind becoming southwest 30 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to west 25 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to drizzle overnight then to rain Thursday morning. Drizzle Thursday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 Thursday morning and to 4 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind light.

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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 19 January 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system continues to move across the northern waters today.
Gale force southeasterlies will continue over the northern and
central waters. As it approaches the mainland coast, storm force
southeasterlies will develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon
Entrance East near midday.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system this afternoon will
maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait to Queen
Charlotte Strait. Storm force southeasterlies will develop
From Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island late
this afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in the wake of the
trough then ease Thursday morning.

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