West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this morning and to southeast 40 to 50 near noon except southeast 60 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late this afternoon and to south 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday morning then becoming west 25 to 35 near noon Sunday. Wind diminishing to west 20 Sunday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain early this morning and ending late this afternoon. Rain overnight and Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres building to 5 early this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 4 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
Strait.

At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PST 13 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, Central Coast, southern
sections of the North Coast and west coast of Vancouver Island
This morning. Gale force southeasterly winds will also spread to
northern sections of the Strait of Georgia this afternoon.
The frontal system will move onto the mainland coast by this evening.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
this evening. A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie
Sunday morning will bring another bout of gales over northern and
central waters.

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