West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to south 10 to 20 late this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late this evening and to southeast 40 to 50 overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 Sunday afternoon and to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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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

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 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 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low located 100 miles northwest
of Prince Rupert.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located over the offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening cold front located over Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 25 March 2017 A low pressure centre northwest of Prince Rupert will to slowly move
northward and weaken this morning. Gale force westerlies will
Persist early morning over Dixon before easing later this morning.

A new front will approach the coast tonight. The front will reach
outer waters by early Sunday morning and Haida Gwaii by Sunday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies will develop this evening over
outer waters. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop early
Sunday morning for areas including both central and northern
Waters as well as West Vancouver Island.

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