West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 September 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots veering to north 15 to 25 after midnight then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Wednesday morning.

Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017
Thursday Wind north 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 September 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 19 September 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line east-west over
the central Alaska panhandle.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PDT 19 September 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Alaskan Panhandle will push
southward down the coast tonight. On Wednesday, a ridge of high
pressure currently well offshore will build strongly towards the
North Coast.

On Wednesday, strong to gale force northwest winds will spread across
northern and central waters as the ridge builds towards the coast.

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