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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point late this afternoon and this evening. 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 beginning this evening and ending early Tuesday morning.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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 10:30 AM 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 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday dissipating frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located west of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1012 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PST 11 December 2017 A front will remain on a line north-south west of Haida Gwaii today.
Marginal gale force southerly winds will prevail over most central
and northern waters. The front is forecast to intensify tonight as
It makes its way across the coast, with strong to gale force
southeasterlies expected ahead of the frontal passage until early
Tuesday morning.

Also this evening, a weak low pressure centre moves from west of
Explorer to Queen Charlotte Sound. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will precede this system, 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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