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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 near noon except northwest 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula this evening. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 near midnight except northwest 25 south of the Brooks Peninsula overnight. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Thursday morning then becoming southwest 15 Thursday evening.

Scattered showers Thursday. Fog patches forming overnight and dissipating Thursday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon then subsiding to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 29 March 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located over eastern

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 29 March 2023 A ridge of high pressure over interior BC dissipates today. Strong to
gale force northerly outflow winds through the mainland inlets from
the Central Coast to Howe Sound gradually ease this morning.

Northerly strong to gale force winds continue across most of the
offshore and outer waters today and tonight ahead of the Pacific
ridge of high pressure. The ridge will move across Bowie and weakens
on Thursday.

Thursday afternoon, a Pacific frontal system approaches Bowie. Strong
to gale force southerly winds will develop ahead of the system.

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