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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots early this afternoon and to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late this evening then becoming southeast 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late this morning then building to 2 to 3 after midnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

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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

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 2021

'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 5 December 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
afternoon and then lie over the offshore waters overnight. Ahead of
the front, gale force east-southeast winds will develop over the
offshore waters this afternoon and then over central waters and west
of Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island tonight. The frontal system
stalls over the central waters and will gradually weaken to below
gale force easterly winds by Monday evening.

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