West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to easterly 20 to 30 near noon except southwest 15 to 25 over southern sections. Wind becoming northerly 10 to 20 near midnight.

Showers ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this afternoon and to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2016
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind light.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 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 4:00 AM PST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 998 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening low 1006 mb located 30 miles
southwest of Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 10 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will tend to build over the northern and
Central Interior tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, a weak area of low
pressure will lie off the west coast of Vancouver Island and will
weaken during the period.

Gale force outflow winds are expected through the mainland inlets
through today and will reach storm force Sunday over the north and
Central Coast. Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce
moderate freezing spray through Douglas Channel and Portland Inlet.
Gale force winds are also forecast near the low centre, mainly off
Northwestern Vancouver island and over Explorer.

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