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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 early this evening then increasing to south 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late this evening then building to 4 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2020
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over the Lower

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM PST 30 November 2020 A trough of low pressure over the inner South Coast is currently
exiting the region. In the wake of the trough, strong to gale
Force westerly winds over eastern sections of Juan de Fuca Strait
will weaken early this evening.

A frontal system currently over Bowie remain quasi-stationary
Tonight through Tuesday. Ahead of the system, gale to storm force
southerly winds will prevail over northern and central waters.

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