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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northeast 10 to 20 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 near noon then becoming southeast 5 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 overnight and to southeast 40 to 50 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to easterly 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Flurries ending this morning. Periods of rain overnight and Friday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 4 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 Friday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022
Saturday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25.
Monday Wind light.

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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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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2022

'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 1 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 998 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 AM PST 1 December 2022 In the wake of a low, gale force northerlies over Explorer will ease
this morning.

Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will ease today
as a ridge weakens over the BC Interior, and redevelop on Friday when
the ridge rebuilds.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across Bowie
tonight and Explorer on Friday. Ahead of the low, southerly gales
will develop off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this afternoon and
spread to central and southern waters overnight. On Friday morning,
southeast gales west of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
Force as the low approaches.

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