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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this morning then becoming northwest 10 to 20 late this morning. Wind becoming southwest 10 this afternoon except southeast 20 northwest of Estevan Point Sunday morning. Wind becoming south 15 to 25 Sunday morning then backing to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon.

Showers beginning near noon changing to rain Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 early this morning and to 3 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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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 04:00 AM PST 27 February 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 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today approaching frontal system located west of
Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PST 27 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean has
maintained widespread strong northwest winds across most Southern BC
marine waters with marginal gales off Southwest Vancouver island
early this morning. These winds will rapidly ease to moderate this
morning.

A frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii this afternoon. Strong to
gale force southwesterly winds are expected over northern offshore
waters this evening and will spread to the North Coast tonight.

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