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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 December 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon then veering to south 35 to 45 late this afternoon. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 this evening except southeast 35 to 45 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming west 25 near midnight then diminishing to west 10 to 20 Thursday morning.

Scattered showers changing to rain this afternoon then to showers Thursday morning. Risk of thunderstorms Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 late this morning and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 5 Thursday morning except 3 to 5 near the coast south of Tofino. Seas becoming 3 to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning and to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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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 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 December 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 7 December 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
southeastward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located from
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Bowie will sweep across northern and central waters
today and reach southern waters this evening.

Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island.
For waters of the inner South Coast, strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop this afternoon and persist into the
overnight period.

In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
central waters.

On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies
over Bowie.

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