West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2017

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening then diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 Monday morning except southeast 20 to 30 near the coast. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Monday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening then subsiding to 2 early Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2017
Tuesday Wind south 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 September 2017

'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 9:30 PM PDT 24 September 2017 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low located over central Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Monday dissipating low located over Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front from low located over northern
Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Monday weakening cold front from low located on
a line north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PDT 24 September 2017 A low pressure system over Bowie will move into northern waters and
its associated cold front will advance towards the northern and
central waters tonight. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southerly winds will develop. Winds will shift to strong to moderate
westerly winds in the wake of the front. The low and its cold front
will dissipate through the day on Monday.

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