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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except southeast 40 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to south 15 to 25 near noon Thursday.

Rain changing to showers Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 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 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the North Coast to Port Hardy.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening cold front located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 22 January 2020 A frontal system located from west coast of Haida Gwaii to west coast
of Vancouver Island this afternoon will continue to move eastward and
cross the North Coast overnight. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale force southwest
In its wake.

The trailing cold front will lie across the Central Coast Thursday
morning and move across the South Coast Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies will persist ahead of the front then ease
to moderate to strong southerlies in its wake.

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