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Marine Forecast

Issued 07:38 PM PST 15 January 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 5 to 15 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 this evening then becoming southeast 15 late overnight except southeast 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 20 early Saturday afternoon except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Saturday evening.

Rain Saturday afternoon and evening. Fog banks dissipating early Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 January 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 January 2021
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 30.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 7:38 PM PST 15 January 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 PST 15 January 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located from the South Coast to the
North Coast.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 15 January 2021 Another Pacific front will move into the offshore waters tonight.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force southwest winds will
develop this evening and Saturday morning with the approach of the
next frontal system.

Over central waters, gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
on Saturday morning.

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