West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon then veering to southwesterly 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 overnight then backing to southeast 10 to 20 Sunday morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning this morning changing to a few showers Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 metres building to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25.

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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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 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 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 28 March 2015 An approaching frontal system over Bowie will reach the Central Coast
this afternoon. Gale force southerlies over the offshore waters will
spread to northern and central waters today and rise to gale to storm
force. In the wake of the system, strong to gale force
southwesterlies will continue tonight and ease to moderate to strong
on Sunday.

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