West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15 to 25 this evening and to variable 5 to 15 near noon Monday.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 6 metres subsiding to 5 this morning and to 4 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2016
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to south 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 08:14 AM PST 04 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 4 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 1006 mb located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 4 December 2016 A low pressure centre over the Gulf of Alaska will move southward
And reach Bowie by evening. Gale force westerly or northwesterly
winds will continue over parts of central and northern waters today
and tonight. The gale force winds will spread to southern offshore
waters on Monday.

A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island will weaken
this evening. Strong to marginal gale force westerly or northwesterly
winds will continue over parts of the inner south coastal waters
through this afternoon.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the BC Interior on Monday.
This system in combination with a low pressure system over the BC
waters will produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets.

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