West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 December 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwesterly 25 to 35 early this evening.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 December 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 7 metres subsiding to 6 late this morning and to 5 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 December 2016
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 December 2016

'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 PST 3 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Sunday weakening low 1006 mb located over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday ridge located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 3 December 2016 A low pressure centre will remain nearly stationary over the Gulf Of
Alaska through Sunday morning. The low will start to drift southward
and lie over Bowie Sunday evening. Gale to storm force westerlies
over northern and central waters will gradually diminish on Sunday as
the low weakens.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the Northern Vancouver
Island tonight. Winds in the south will rise to strong and gale force
northwesterlies tonight as the ridge strengthens.

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