West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 03 December 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 December 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 6 metres subsiding to 5 late this evening and to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 December 2016
Monday Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots backing to north 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 03 December 2016

'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 PST 3 December 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Sunday weakening low 1006 mb located over Bowie.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday ridge located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PST 3 December 2016 A low pressure centre will remain nearly stationary over the Gulf Of
Alaska through Sunday morning. The low will start to drift southward
and lie over Bowie Sunday evening. Gale to storm force westerlies
over northern and central waters will gradually diminish on Sunday as
the low weakens.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the Northern Vancouver
Island tonight. Winds in the south will rise to strong to gale force
northwesterlies tonight as the ridge strengthens.

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