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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 September 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon then becoming variable 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 Saturday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Rain beginning Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 September 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 September 2019
Sunday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 20.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots veering to northwest 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 September 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 20 September 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PDT 20 September 2019 A frontal system will approach the North Coast of BC today and
Move south over the Central Coast Saturday.

Ahead of the frontal system, gale force southerly winds will develop
over Bowie later this morning and spread to the northern waters this
afternoon. Gale force southerly winds will spread to the Central
Coast and Northern Vancouver Island Saturday. In the wake of the
front, winds will shift to westerly and ease to moderate to strong.

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