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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending near noon Saturday.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday departing low located north of Haida

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 24 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will move through the North Coast this
morning and depart the region this afternoon. The trough will
generate strong to gale force southerly winds over parts of the
central and northern coastal waters.

Another low pressure system will pass through the offshore waters
tonight then through the northern coastal waters on Saturday.
Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the low affecting
northern waters, central waters, and marine regions adjacent to
Northern Vancouver Island. The winds will become strong to gale force
southwesterlies in the wake of the low.

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