West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 30 January 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning and to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Saturday evening.

Periods of drizzle changing to rain early Saturday morning. Fog patches dissipating near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 January 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 30 January 2015

'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 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.

At noon PST Sunday low 1004 mb located over southern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PST 30 January 2015 An approaching Pacific frontal system will track across Bowie on
Saturday. Ahead of the system, strong to gale force southeasterlies
will develop over the offshore waters Saturday morning and then over
central and northern waters Saturday afternoon. In addition,
northeasterly outflow winds will increase to gale force Saturday
morning near Portland Inlet.

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