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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots early this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this evening then becoming southeast 45 to 55 near midnight. Wind diminishing to south 35 near noon Monday then backing to southeast 40 Monday evening.

Rain tonight and Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 after midnight and to 4 to 6 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots.

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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 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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 5:00 a.m. PST today warm front located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located from Sandspit to Port
Hardy.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching cold front located over Haida
Gwaii extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 15 December 2019 A frontal system over the offshore waters is approaching the
North Coast today.

Ahead of the system, winds will rise to gale force southeasterly over
the northern and central waters throughout today. Gale force
southeasterlies will reach waters near Northern Vancouver Island late
this afternoon or this evening.

The front will then stall along the coast from the northern tip of
Vancouver Island through Hecate Strait giving near storm force
southeasterly winds well into Monday.

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