West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 January 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots except southeast 35 to 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 late Tuesday morning except northwest 20 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming light early Tuesday evening except northwest 20 south of the Brooks Peninsula.

Periods of rain ending Tuesday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early Tuesday morning and to 1 to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 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 9:30 PM PST 26 January 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1001 mb located over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating cold front from 1001 mb low
located on a line northwest-southeast over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday building ridge located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 26 January 2015 A low pressure system over Hecate Strait this evening will move
Into the B.C. Interior overnight. The cold front associated with
The system will continue to spread gale force southerly winds along
the Central Coast waters this evening before shifting to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Winds will become strong to gale force southeasterly over Bowie
Tuesday evening as another frontal system approaches from the west.

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