West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 August 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except southeast 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming south 25 late this afternoon then backing to southeast 15 to 20 early Monday morning.



Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this morning then subsiding to 2 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2016
Tuesday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 August 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 August 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low located over Bowie.

By noon PDT today quasi-stationary cold front located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 28 August 2016 A quasi-stationary low centre will remain over Bowie region today
through Monday. A cold front to southeast of the low will stall
Over central BC waters near noon. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate to
Strong southwesterlies in its wake. Strong to gale force
Winds will persist west of Haida Gwaii near the low.

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