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West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 06:20 AM PST 01 December 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 this morning then increasing to southwest 30 to 40 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 35 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending Saturday morning. Risk of thunderstorms this morning. Periods of rain Saturday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this morning and to 5 late this morning. Seas building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 6 Saturday morning and to 5 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2023
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to south 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.

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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 06:20 AM PST 01 December 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 PST 1 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii to
Cape Scott.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast then to Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM PST 1 December 2023 A frontal system from Haida Gwaii to Cape Scott early this morning
will reach the BC Central Coast by mid-morning. The system will
Track inland by this afternoon. Southeast gales ahead of the system
will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Another frontal system will make its way across the offshore waters
this afternoon then into the northern and central waters this
evening. Gale force southerlies ahead of the system will be followed
by gale force westerlies in its wake.

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