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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 20 to 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 Monday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Monday then increasing to southeast 15 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Monday evening.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. A few showers beginning Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 this evening and to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning then veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014

'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 4:00 AM PST 21 December 2014 Today Tonight and Monday At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough located over the offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure will reach the offshore waters on this
afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late Sunday evening. Moderate to
strong southwest winds will rise to strong to gale force southwest
this afternoon ahead of second trough of low pressure.

A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters.

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