West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening and to southeast 20 to 30 Monday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Monday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45.
Thursday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PST 07 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 7 February 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Hecate Strait.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Alaska panhandle.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1003 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday low 1007 mb located over the eastern Gulf
of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:09 PM PST 7 February 2016 A frontal system on a line northeast-southwest through Central Hecate
Strait will migrate northwestward to reach Northern Bowie by Monday
morning and the Alaskan Panhandle by Monday afternoon. Gale to storm
force southerly or southeasterly winds will prevail over most
northern and central waters through Monday.

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