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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 40 knots tonight. Wind south 25 to 35 Sunday.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 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 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
northern BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
the North Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
from the Central Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PST 18 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to storm
force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal inlets will
weaken on Sunday over the central and north coasts. Moderate freezing
spray will continue near the central and northern coastal inlets
through tonight.

A trailing frontal system extending from the Central Coast to
Explorer will become nearly stationary tonight. This system will help
to maintain strong to gale force southeasterly winds over most
southern waters tonight and Sunday.

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