West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 October 2017

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 after midnight except southeast 60 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning.

Rain at times heavy. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this evening and to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 5 Wednesday morning then building to 6 to 8 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to south 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southwest 35.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 October 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 17 October 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 3:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PDT 17 October 2017 A frontal system is moving through the northern and central waters
this evening. This system will cross the north and central
Coasts on Wednesday morning. Winds are rising quickly to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of frontal system. Winds will veer to
Southwest gales in its wake.

Gale force southeasterlies will also develop over the
South Coast overnight into Wednesday morning as the system
approaches. As the system moves inland late Wednesday, winds will
become strong south or southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas will build to near 6 metres over the northern and central waters
tonight, and to near 9 metres over the offshore waters Wednesday
evening.

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