West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 March 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 45 knots except south 50 near the headlands. Wind becoming south 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 20 Tuesday morning. Wind veering to west 15 early Tuesday afternoon then backing to southerly 5 to 15 early Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight then subsiding to 4 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2017
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming south 10 to 20.
Friday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By noon PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 27 March 2017 A frontal system lying over Queen Charlotte Sound will slowly track
across Northern Vancouver Island tonight. Gale force southerlies
Will continue to develop over central and northern waters late this
evening.

Marginal southerly storm force winds will develop briefly from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island late this
evening. Winds will ease to strong westerlies in the wake of the
front on Tuesday.

In addition, as the frontal wave slides down the coast on Tuesday,
southeast gale force winds will develop over Northern Strait of
Georgia Tuesday morning.

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