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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except southeast 25 to 35 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming west 15 to 25 early this afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers this afternoon and ending near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning and to 5 to 7 early this afternoon. Seas building to 6 to 8 late this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Friday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 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 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 24 November 2020 A cold front moving southwards across Vancouver Island will continue
to spread strong to gale force southeasterly winds over southern
waters until early this afternoon. The winds will shift to strong to
gale force westerlies in wake of the front.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii this evening. Gale to storm force westerly
Winds will continue over the offshore waters today and tonight
Behind the low. Seas 10 to 13 metres over northern offshore waters
will persist through this evening. Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres
over central waters tonight and gradually weaken on Wednesday
morning.

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