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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 September 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots except south 30 to 40 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming southwest 25 this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 late Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Saturday evening.

Rain ending after midnight. Showers Saturday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 September 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 3 early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 September 2021
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 5:41 PM PDT 17 September 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 PM PDT 17 September 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 987 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low 987 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building frontal system located over
southern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the southern Strait of Georgia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 17 September 2021 A strong Pacific front is currently over the South Coast. Gale force
southeasterly winds will continue tonight as the front sweeps across
the region.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day today
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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