West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 late Monday morning then backing to southwest 10 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Rain beginning late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2015
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 01 February 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 PM PST 1 February 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line east-west
over Langara.
By midnight PST tonight quasi-stationary cold front located north
of Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday cold front located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Queen Charlotte Sound.
By noon PST Monday cold front located on a line east-west over
northern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM PST 1 February 2015 A cold front lying in an east to west line near Langara Island
This afternoon will move northward and stall over Dixon Entrance
This evening.

Easterly gales north of the front will ease to moderate to strong
southerlies in its wake. Gale force northeast outflow winds through
North Coast mainland inlets will continue tonight and Monday.

A second low will pass over Haida Gwaii on Monday with
A front stretching to the southeast. Southeast gales ahead of the
front will ease to moderate to strong southwest winds in its wake.

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