West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 August 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening and to southwest 25 to 35 early Tuesday morning. Wind veering to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 August 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 after midnight then building to 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 August 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northeasterly 5 to 15 knots backing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 August 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 PM PDT 31 August 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located over central Vancouver
Island.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Washington State.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 992 mb located over the northern Alaska
panhandle.
By 6:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday weakening low 998 mb located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 31 August 2015 A cold front across Central Vancouver Island will move southeastward
into Washington state tonight. In its wake, a broad area of low
pressure will be affecting the BC coast, with a low centre off the
Northern Alaska Panhandle sliding southeastward to reach the Central
Coast by Tuesday afternoon.

Strong southerlies south of the front will ease to light to moderate
in its wake. Meanwhile strong to gale force west or northwest winds
will continue over the offshore waters as the low centre moves down
the coast. The approaching low will bring strong southerlies again
To most of the South Coast on Tuesday.

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