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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots except light near the coast south of Estevan Point. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 near noon then becoming southeast 10 to 20 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 after midnight except southeast 40 northwest of Estevan Point Monday morning. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Monday afternoon.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 2 to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 5 December 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
afternoon and then lie over the offshore waters overnight. Ahead of
the front, gale force east-southeast winds will develop over the
offshore waters this afternoon and then over central waters and west
of Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island tonight. The frontal system
stalls over the central waters and will gradually weaken to below
gale force easterly winds by Monday evening.

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