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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 late overnight except southwest 15 to 25 over western sections. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 early Monday afternoon except southwest 10 to 20 over western sections. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 late Monday afternoon.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 December 2021

'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 PM PST 5 December 2021 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system is currently over the offshore waters. Ahead
of the front, gale force east-southeast winds have developed over
offshore waters and then over central waters and west of Haida Gwaii
and Vancouver Island tonight.

The frontal system stalls over Queen Charlotte Sound and will
gradually weaken to below gale force easterly winds by Monday
evening.

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