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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 early this morning then backing to south 10 to 20 this afternoon except southeast 20 to 30 near the coast. Wind becoming westerly 15 Sunday morning.

Chance of showers changing to periods of rain early this morning and ending Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon and to 1 near midnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 30 to 40 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.

At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front over Haida Gwaii will progress eastward today to lie
over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds will
rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.

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