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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning then backing to northeast 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early this evening and to northwest 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Tofino.

Rain today and this evening. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2019
Wednesday Wind light increasing to easterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning.
Thursday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2019

'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 AM PST 18 November 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located west of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located near Seattle.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary trough located from the
North Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday building ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 18 November 2019 A low pressure system will move into Explorer today bringing east
To southeast strong to gale force winds to the region. The low will
move across Northwestern Washington state this evening and move into
the BC Interior overnight. In the wake of the low, strong to gale
force northwest winds will develop over most central and southern
waters tonight and persist through Tuesday.

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