West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then veering to southwest 25 to 35 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 15 to 25 near noon Saturday then increasing to northerly 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

A few showers ending Saturday evening with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 7:46 PM PST 09 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 4:00 PM PST 9 December 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 992 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 1000 mb located west of
Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior tonight through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.

A low over Northern Explorer will move to lie off northern
Vancouver Island by Saturday morning then weaken. Gale force
southeasterly winds are expected ahead of the low while gale force
westerlies south of the low will continue through Saturday.

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