West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 27 December 2014

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming northeast 25 Sunday evening.

Chance of showers tonight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 December 2014
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 December 2014
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to east 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 27 December 2014

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 27 December 2014 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1015 mb located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday weakening ridge located over western Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 27 December 2014 A low pressure centre over the Lower Mainland will move inland later
this evening. In its wake, gale force northwesterlies will gradually
weaken overnight.

On Sunday a strong ridge of high pressure will build over Northern BC
Interior. This will set up a strong outflow situation along the BC
coast. As a result, gale force northeasterlies are expected to
develop along coastal regions Sunday afternoon.

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