West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southerly 30 to 40 late overnight and to southerly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning.

Rain at times heavy.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight then subsiding to 3 to 5 early Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 972 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 966 mb located west of Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday trough located southwest of Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday trough located over northern Vancouver

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PST 17 January 2017 An area of low pressure over the southern part of Bowie this
afternoon will track northward off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this
evening to lie west of Langara Island overnight.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue tonight over
most waters. Winds will ease on Wednesday over the central and
northern waters as the low moves north of Haida Gwaii.

A trough of low pressure approaching Vancouver Island on Wednesday
morning will maintain gale to storm force southeasterly winds over
the southern waters. Winds over the southern waters will ease late
Wednesday afternoon.

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