West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 July 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except southeast 35 to 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 late Saturday morning. Wind veering to northwest 10 to 20 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 July 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight and to 1 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 July 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 July 2017

'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 10:30 AM PDT 21 July 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located from Explorer to
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 21 July 2017 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will slowly move eastward and lie
in a north to south line through Cape Scott by early Saturday
morning. Southeast gales ahead of the front will shift to moderate
To strong southwest in the wake of the front.

The front will dissipate on Saturday while making its way to cross
the South Coast. A ridge of high pressure will build over Queen
Charlotte Sound Saturday night.

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