West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late this afternoon and to southeast 35 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 55 near midnight and to southeast 55 to 70 overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 45 Saturday afternoon and to southwest 25 Saturday evening.
Showers and fog patches ending late this morning. Rain tonight and Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located west
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Queen
At noon PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2023 An approaching frontal system will bring gale to storm force
southeast winds to the offshore waters this afternoon. Winds will
rise to strong to gale force southeasterly over the northern and
central waters and west of Vancouver Island this evening as the
frontal system approaches.
On Saturday morning, winds are likely to rise to hurricane force
southeasterlies in a broad swath from Dixon east, through Hecate
Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.
Pacific - North Coast Area
- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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