West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 October 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late this morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to south 10 to 20 early this evening then becoming northwest 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 Saturday evening.

Showers ending early this afternoon. Chance of showers tonight. Rain beginning Saturday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 October 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 October 2016
Sunday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 October 2016

'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 10:30 AM PDT 28 October 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating trough located from Bowie to
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 October 2016 A trough of low pressure lies over the offshore waters. A small low
will travel up the east side of the trough along West Vancouver
Island. A brief period of southeasterly gales are expected around
Northwest Vancouver Island today then easing this evening.

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