West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 October 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 near noon Sunday and to southerly 10 to 20 early Sunday evening.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 after midnight then subsiding to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning then becoming southerly 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 02:08 AM PDT 22 October 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 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 974 mb located north of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 1002 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PDT 21 October 2017 A frontal system over Central Vancouver Island this evening
Will move inland tonight, bringing strong to gale force
southeasterlies to the southern waters. Winds will shift to strong
southerly in its wake, with a large area of gale force
southwesterlies developing off the outer coast and over the offshore
waters tonight, due to a low pressure centre passing to the north
Of Bowie. Winds will rise further to local storm force
southwesterlies over the offshore waters overnight. Winds will
Ease to moderate to strong southerly Sunday afternoon as the low
weakens over the Alaska Panhandle and a ridge of high pressure
Builds over the South Coast.

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