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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening except south 30 over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to west 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms overnight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 17 May 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 May 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located near
Victoria.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located off the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PDT 17 May 2021 A trough of low pressure crossing Vancouver Island tonight will give
gale force westerly winds to southern sections of West Vancouver
Island and Juan de Fuca Strait overnight. The crossing trough will
also bring a risk of thunderstorms to these regions. The gale force
winds will ease early Tuesday morning.

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