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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 11 December 2017

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to light late Tuesday morning.

A few showers ending early Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PST 11 December 2017

'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 11 December 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday dissipating frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1006 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By 3:00 a.m. PST Tuesday departing low 1012 mb located over the
Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PST 11 December 2017 A front lies a line north-south west of Haida Gwaii tonight.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies winds will prevail over
Most central and northern waters tonight as the front proceeds
eastward. The front is forecast to depart the area on Tuesday
morning.

Also this evening, a low pressure centre moves from Western Queen
Charlotte Sound to the Central Coast. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will precede this low, and strong to gale force
westerlies will follow behind it.

Another front will approach the offshore waters Tuesday morning.
Gale force southerly winds will develop over most northern waters on
Tuesday ahead of the front.

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