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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 late this evening then becoming northwest 20 to 30 Saturday morning.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2019
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2019

'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 6 December 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located 600 miles west of California.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located from the offshore
waters to Explorer then to the Central Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:38 AM PST 6 December 2019 A low pressure trough will remain quasi stationary across the
Explorer region to Central Coast. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies over Southern Explorer and waters west of Vancouver
Island will weaken to moderate to strong late this evening.

Also, high pressure over the BC Interior will strengthen with gale
force outflow forecast through the Central Coast inlets tonight.

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