West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots backing to northwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 7:16 PM PST 20 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 20 January 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary low located southwest
of Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday trough located south of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 20 January 2017 Arctic air over the Northern BC Interior will drive gale force
northerly outflow tonight into Saturday morning for Dixon
Entrance east.

A trough of low pressure will approach Vancouver Island from the
south on Saturday morning and then move onto the Central Coast
Saturday evening. Gale force southeasterlies are expected for parts
of the south and Central Coast waters.

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