West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 25 to 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early this evening except southeast 15 south of the Brooks Peninsula tonight. Wind becoming west 15 Friday evening.

Showers beginning this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light 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 Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 14 December 2017 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will weaken as it approaches the
Central Coast this afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies over the northern coastal waters will shift to strong
westerlies early this afternoon. Over Northern Bowie, marginal gale
southwest winds will prevail through Friday morning.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
tonight. Gale force northwest winds will develop off the west coast
of Vancouver Island on Friday.

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