West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then becoming westerly 15 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015

'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 PDT 21 April 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 21 April 2015 A ridge of high pressure building over west of the offshore waters
will shift eastward to Haida Gwaii Wednesday morning. Ahead of the
ridge, strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail today
and tonight over central and southern waters.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters Wednesday
morning. Ahead of the system, gale force southerly or southeasterly
winds will develop over most northern and central waters on
Wednesday. The winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

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