768  
FPCN10 CYQQ 262109  
MARINE FORECAST FOR ESQUIMALT HARBOUR AND VICINITY ISSUED BY MSC  
METOC ESQUIMALT AT 1430 PDT THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018.  
THE NEXT SCHEDULED FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED AT 0700 PDT FRIDAY  
27 APRIL 2018.  
 
ESQUIMALT HARBOUR AND APPROACHES.  
 
FORECAST VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH AN OUTLOOK FOR THE  
FOLLOWING 24 HOURS.  
 
THE APPROACHES TO ESQUIMALT ARE DEFINED AS THE TRIANGULAR AREA  
BOUNDED BY RACE ROCKS, TRIAL ISLAND AND ESQUIMALT HARBOUR.  
 
IN THE HARBOUR...  
WIND NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT VARIABLE OVERNIGHT THEN  
RISING TO SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 LATE FRIDAY MORNING. WIND BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  
OUTLOOK... MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY.  
 
IN THE APPROACHES...  
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT.  
WIND EAST TO NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 KNOTS EASING TO LIGHT VARIABLE FRIDAY  
MORNING THEN RISING TO WEST 15 TO 25 NEAR MIDDAY. WIND RISING TO  
WEST 25 TO GALES 35 EXCEPT 30 TO GALES 40 NEAR RACE ROCKS LATE  
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  
OUTLOOK... STRONG TO GALE FORCE WESTERLY EASING TO MODERATE TO  
STRONG WESTERLY.  
 
WEATHER... SUNNY TODAY. MAINLY CLEAR TONIGHT. MAINLY SUNNY FRIDAY.  
 
END/RGH  
 
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