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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 35 to 45 early this evening except southeast 50 northwest of Estevan Point tonight and Thursday morning. Wind becoming south 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms today and early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 early this evening and to 8 to 11 after midnight. Seas subsiding to 7 to 9 Thursday morning and to 5 to 7 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots veering to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 11:55 AM PST 17 January 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying low 966 mb located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located over
southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PST 17 January 2018 A strong low pressure system will move over the offshore waters
tonight and remain stationary on Thursday. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will continue today across most
waters with up to hurricane force near West Coast Vancouver Island
North and the Central Coast.

In the wake of the low, the winds will shift to gale to storm force
northerlies over Bowie Thursday morning.

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