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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 this evening then veering to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday morning except southerly 30 to 40 over southern sections Tuesday morning. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain early this evening then to showers Tuesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2018
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon then increasing to southwest 35 to 45 late in the day.
Thursday Wind light increasing to southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 30.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2018

'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 10 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 10 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system is approaching the offshore waters this
morning. The system will move eastward and lie north to south from
the Alaskan Panhandle to Southern Explorer by late this afternoon.

Gale to storm force southerly winds will spread across most northern
and central waters today and then to the South Coast tonight. Winds
will shift to gale force westerlies after the passage of the front.

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