West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 April 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 55 near the headlands. Wind becoming northwest 35 to 45 late this evening then backing to westerly 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Saturday morning then backing to southeast 5 to 15 Saturday evening.

Rain ending late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2018
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Tuesday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 April 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 April 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PDT tonight departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to the Washington Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PDT 20 April 2018 A frontal system currently over Queen Charlotte Sound will continue
sliding eastwards tonight across the north and south coasts
And into the BC Interior by early Saturday morning.

Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerlies will continue
tonight and shift to gale to storm force westerlies in its wake.
Strong to gale force southerly inflow winds will develop through
Douglas Channel early Saturday morning as the front passes.

Winds will ease to moderate to strong southwesterly on Saturday.

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