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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots except southeast 10 to 20 near Vancouver Island. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 early this morning then becoming northwest 20 to 30 late this morning. Wind increasing to southwest 35 to 45 early this evening then veering to west 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 25 Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Saturday evening.

Rain ending Saturday morning. Rain Saturday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this morning and to 5 near noon. Seas building to 6 near midnight then subsiding to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2023
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming south 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2023

'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 1 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii to
Cape Scott.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast then to Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM PST 1 December 2023 A frontal system from Haida Gwaii to Cape Scott early this morning
will reach the BC Central Coast by mid-morning. The system will
Track inland by this afternoon. Southeast gales ahead of the system
will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Another frontal system will make its way across the offshore waters
this afternoon then into the northern and central waters this
evening. Gale force southerlies ahead of the system will be followed
by gale force westerlies in its wake.

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