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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots except southeast 5 to 15 near the coast. Wind becoming southwest 5 to 15 this morning except southeast 5 to 15 near the coast near noon. Wind becoming light early this evening except southeast 15 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 overnight except northwest 20 to 30 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 near noon Friday then becoming northwest 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Periods of rain tonight and Friday. Fog patches dissipating late this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2024
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres except 2 to 3 over western sections Friday morning and afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2024
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon and to light late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 10.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2024

'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 PDT 23 May 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
southeastern Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 23 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure building over offshore waters tonight will
shift eastward to lie just west of Haida Gwaii on Friday afternoon.
Strong northwesterly winds developing ahead of the ridge will rise to
northwest gales over waters west of Vancouver Island on Friday
evening.

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