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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except northeast 15 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind diminishing to east 15 this evening except northwest 20 offshore. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 near midnight then becoming southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday and to southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon except southeast 25 to 35 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Rain overnight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 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 28 November 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 990 mb located northwest of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 28 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure building over the Northern BC Interior will
generate strong to gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets. Outflow winds will strengthen on Tuesday with gale to storm
force strength expected Tuesday night.

A low pressure system will intensify west of Haida Gwaii tonight and
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island on Tuesday. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters as well as West Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Over the inner South Coast, snow and strong winds will generate
blowing snow leading to significant reductions in blowing snow during
the day on Tuesday, carrying into Tuesday night.

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