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High astronomical tide forecast for Saanich Peninsula

Elevated ocean water levels are expected on Saturday
At high tide. (Clayton Franke / The Daily World)

A high astronomical tide is possible for Metro Vancouver, the Southern Gulf Islands, Saanich Peninsula.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Friday, forecasting elevated ocean water levels.

The high side is expected on Saturday and Sunday, from mid-to-late-morning each day.

According to Environment Canada, low barometric pressure combined with a period of high astronomical tide can produce elevated water levels.

Minor coastal flooding is possible along exposed shorelines. The threat from wind and waves accompanying high water levels will be greatest on Sunday. Elevated water levels at high tide are likely to persist on Monday and Tuesday.

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Graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. Also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.
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