West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 this afternoon and to southeast 45 to 50 this evening. Wind diminishing to south 25 Sunday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Showers and scattered thunderstorms ending near noon. Periods of rain beginning this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 early this morning then building to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016
Monday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 knots diminishing to north 15.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016

'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 AM PDT 22 October 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 997 mb located off the Alaska

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 998 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 22 October 2016 A deepening low will reach the southwest corner of Explorer late this
afternoon. The low will then track northward over Explorer tonight
and will continue northward over Bowie Sunday. An area of gale force
southeast winds will follow the low centre northward along the coast,
to the right of the low's track. Southeast winds will reach up
To storm force off Northwestern Vancouver island and over parts of
Queen Charlotte Sound as the low moves by Sunday morning.

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