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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except southerly 25 south of the Brooks Peninsula late this evening. Wind becoming westerly 10 to 15 late overnight then becoming variable 5 to 15 early Wednesday morning except southerly 15 to 25 near the headlands. Wind becoming southerly 10 to 15 early Wednesday afternoon then backing to easterly 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending after midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain beginning early Wednesday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located west of Vancouver Island.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday dissipating trough located over
Vancouver Island.

By midnight PST Wednesday approaching low located southwest of

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 18 December 2018 A low over the Southern Alaskan Panhandle is producing westerly gale
force winds over northern waters late this evening. Winds will ease
to strong west or southwest after midnight.

A trough associated with this low is moving across Explorer tonight.
Westerly strong to gale force winds have developed across Explorer
and west coast Vancouver Island and will ease to light to moderate
By Wednesday morning.

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