West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots except northwest 15 to 20 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming south 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to south 30 to 40 late overnight except south 45 near the headlands Friday. Wind becoming south 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Rain beginning near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 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 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape St. James extending
southward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located over Bowie.

By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 30 March 2017 A ridge over cape St. James extending southwards will result in
strong northwest winds for southern sections of West Vancouver
Island today.

A cold front will approach the offshore waters today and lie over
Bowie by late this evening. Ahead of the front winds will rise to
gale force southeasterlies up to 45 knots over offshore, northern,
and central waters.

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