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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 August 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 Thursday morning. Wind becoming west 20 Thursday evening.

A few showers beginning Thursday morning and ending Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 August 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 late this evening then building to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 August 2017
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 16 August 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Vancouver Island.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 16 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure will remain over Northern Vancouver Island.
On Thursday, a frontal system will reach Bowie in the morning and
will move through the North Coast during the day, reaching the
Central Coast in the evening.

Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast tonight and Thursday. Moderate to strong westerlies through
Juan de Fuca Strait will reach gale force tonight.

Over the North Coast, gale force southeast winds will develop ahead
of the next frontal system and Thursday and will shift to strong
West or southwesterly in its wake.

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