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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 this evening. Wind northwesterly 20 to 30 Friday.

Periods of rain this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northeast 25 to 35 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located north of Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located over southern Vancouver

By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over cape St. James will track southwards tonight
and lie over Southern Vancouver Island by Friday morning. Meanwhile,
a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into interior
British Columbia in the coming days. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will develop between these two features, beginning in southern
waters on Friday and spreading north Friday night into Saturday.

Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
on Friday evening and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
the interior.

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