West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots except north 15 to 25 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind diminishing to northerly 15 to 25 this evening except variable 10 south of the Brooks Peninsula.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres except 4 over northern sections this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 late Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 27 February 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 PST 27 February 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low located over the Washington
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 27 February 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the B.C. Interior is producing strong
to gale force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal
mainland inlets. Outflow winds through Howe Sound and the Fraser
Valley will also strengthen to gale force later this evening.

A low pressure system over the Washington coast will continue to
drift southward tonight. To the north of the low, a band of gale
force northeasterly winds has developed over the central waters and
Explorer. These winds will gradually diminish tonight as the low
departs.

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