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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 this afternoon except southeast 50 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late this evening and to southeast 10 to 20 overnight. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Tuesday evening.

Showers changing to rain this afternoon then to showers overnight and ending Tuesday morning. Rain Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 27 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 27 January 2020 A frontal system will approach Explorer from the southeast
Today. Widespread gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead
Of the front this afternoon and evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will occur near the West Vancouver Island headlands
late afternoon and evening. The associated low will give westerly
gales to Southern Explorer overnight.

An intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
afternoon and the North Coast Tuesday night. Winds will rise to
Gale to storm force southeasterlies over the northern and central
waters late Tuesday ahead of the system. Winds will veer to gale to
storm force southwesterlies in the wake of the frontal system Tuesday
night.

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