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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southwest 15 knots veering to northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon then becoming light this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 5 to 15 late overnight and to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle near noon then to rain Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2022
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind east 10 to 20 knots increasing to east 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind east 20 to 30 knots diminishing to east 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 6 December 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Bowie.
By 2:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 6 December 2022 A cold front will approach the offshore waters later today and reach
Haida Gwaii on Wednesday morning then sweep through southern waters.

Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island on
Wednesday. Gale to storm force northwesterly winds will follow the
front later in the day on Wednesday.

For waters of the inner South Coast strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop near midday on Wednesday and likely
persist into the late evening.

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