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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except west 15 to 25 offshore late this morning and early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 early this afternoon except variable 5 to 15 offshore. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Rain today and overnight and Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 early this morning then subsiding to 3 overnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2019
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2019

'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 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By noon PST today dissipating frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 10 December 2019 A frontal system will track across Haida Gwaii this morning and
weaken over Hecate Strait near noon. Gale force southerlies ahead of
the front will weaken to moderate to strong westerlies in its wake.

Another frontal system will approach the offshore waters this evening
and move onto North Coast late Wednesday. Widespread southeast gales
will develop over northern and central waters this evening and
increase to southeast storm force near midnight.

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