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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 05 December 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 after midnight and to west 10 to 20 late Monday morning.

Rain ending Monday morning.


Issued 07:18 PM PST 05 December 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to west 30 in the morning and to northwest 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 00:35 AM PST 06 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 5 December 2021 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1007 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 11:30 p.m. PST Monday low 1007 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system is currently transitioning between the
offshore waters and Queen Charlotte Sound. Ahead of the front, gale
force east to southeast winds will continue tonight. These gale force
winds will spread to west coast Vancouver Island - north and Queen
Charlotte Strait late overnight and early Monday morning.

Storm force southeasterlies will develop near the headlands of
Vancouver Island overnight and ease to southeast gale force Monday

The frontal system stalls over Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday and
will gradually weaken to below gale force easterly winds by Monday

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