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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 05 December 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Wind east 20 to 25 knots backing to northeast 10 to 20 early Monday morning then diminishing to light late Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 20 early Monday evening.

Periods of snow or rain this evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Tuesday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 5 December 2021 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1007 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 11:30 p.m. PST Monday low 1007 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system is currently transitioning between the
offshore waters and Queen Charlotte Sound. Ahead of the front, gale
force east to southeast winds will continue tonight. These gale force
winds will spread to west coast Vancouver Island - north and Queen
Charlotte Strait late overnight and early Monday morning.

Storm force southeasterlies will develop near the headlands of
Vancouver Island overnight and ease to southeast gale force Monday

The frontal system stalls over Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday and
will gradually weaken to below gale force easterly winds by Monday

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