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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 November 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots except southeast 20 to 30 near the headlands late this evening. Wind becoming westerly 25 to 35 after midnight then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 Sunday afternoon then becoming variable 5 to 15 early Sunday evening.

Rain ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 November 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 November 2019
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots backing to northeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 November 2019

'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 9:30 PM PST 16 November 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing trough located near Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PST 16 November 2019 A Pacific front will cross central and southern waters tonight then
dissipate near the Lower Mainland Sunday morning. A trough of low
pressure will pass the offshore waters tonight then the northern and
central coastal waters on Sunday.

Gale force southerly or southwesterly winds will persist over most
areas tonight and Sunday morning. Winds will ease Sunday afternoon
as a ridge of high pressure builds behind the systems.

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