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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 01 December 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 near noon Wednesday except southeast 45 near the headlands Wednesday late in the day.

Rain Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 December 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 December 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 35 to 45.

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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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 01 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 1 December 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
southern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PST 1 December 2020 A frontal system currently stalled over Bowie will begin to move
eastwards on Wednesday afternoon, reaching Hecate Strait that
evening. For northern and central waters, gale to storm force
southerly winds will prevail ahead of this system.

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