West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 this afternoon and to westerly 10 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain changing to chance of showers Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 March 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 45 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 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 06:12 AM PDT 24 March 2017

'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 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday departing low located 100 miles northwest
of Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PDT 24 March 2017 A low pressure system over the offshore waters this morning will
drift over to Haida Gwaii this afternoon then depart into the
Alaskan Panhandle early Saturday morning. Ahead of the low, gale
force southeasterly winds will be widespread along the coastal
waters. The winds will shift to gale force northwesterly over
offshore waters today behind the low. The northwest gales will
Spread to northern and central waters tonight then ease below gales
early Saturday morning.

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