Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots becoming north 20 to 30 early this morning except north 10 to 20 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming north 10 to 20 near midnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this afternoon and to 1 to 2 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming southwest 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to south 25.
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect


Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 2 March 2015 A strong ridge of high pressure just off Bowie will move very slowly
eastward as it builds. This ridge will result in a marginal gale
force northerly flow across the marine regions. A weak inverted
trough near Tofino serves to protect West Coast Vancouver Island
South from the northerly flow.

A second ridge building in the British Columbia Interior will push
marginal gale force outflow winds out of the mainland inlets and

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