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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 September 2023

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 this evening except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 late overnight except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Sunday morning then becoming southwest 10 to 15 Sunday evening except light near the coast south of Tofino.

Showers Sunday evening. Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and as low as 1 mile in showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 September 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early Sunday morning becoming 1 Sunday afternoon except 2 northwest of Estevan Point Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 September 2023
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 10 to 15.
Wednesday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 September 2023

'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 PDT 30 September 2023 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:32 PM PDT 30 September 2023 A ridge of high pressure continues to build towards the central
waters. Northwesterly gales will continue over parts of west coast
Vancouver Island, Southern Explorer and through Johnstone Strait this
evening.

A frontal system will slide eastward across Bowie this evening.
Ahead of the system, southerly gales are expected over the northern
waters tonight and Sunday. These gales will then reach central waters
Sunday afternoon.

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