West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this morning then becoming southeast 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday morning then diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 near noon Saturday.

A few showers changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located on a line north-south
over the Coast Mountains.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 20 October 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across Haida Gwaii on
Saturday and weaken over the North Coast late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop over the offshore
waters this evening then spread to all outer waters overnight and the
inner South Coast early Saturday morning. In its wake the winds
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly.

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