Bowie - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Saturday afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday evening.

Chance of showers.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 in the morning.
Monday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 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 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today disturbance located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing disturbance located over
Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 5 February 2016 A cold front draped across Vancouver Island late this afternoon
Will move into the BC Interior by midnight. Gale force
southeasterlies will continue ahead of the front early this evening
over southern waters. The winds will shift to strong westerlies
behind the front except for brief westerly gales across Juan de Fuca
this evening.

A disturbance over Bowie will move eastward and reach Hecate Strait
by early Saturday morning. Strong to gale force westerlies will
develop over parts of the central and northern waters along the track
of the disturbance.

An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds over central and northern waters late in the day

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