West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 January 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon then diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Sunday.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening then building to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 January 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 PM PST 21 January 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 984 mb located 240 miles
southwest of Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching low 972 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 21 January 2017 An area of low pressure off Bowie will gradually dissipate tonight.
A deeper and more intense low will take its place south of Explorer
on Sunday. Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of high pressure remain
stationary over the Northern BC Interior.

Marginal gale force southeasterlies over parts of the southern and
central waters will diminish this evening as the first low weakens.
Gale to storm force easterlies will develop off the west coast of
Vancouver Island on Sunday ahead of the next low. Strong to gale
force northeast outflow winds will develop through the mainland
inlets tonight as the ridge builds and continue on Sunday.

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