Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots except south 40 over northern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 this morning then backing to southeast 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 this evening and to southwest 35 after midnight. Wind southwest 35 Friday.

Showers ending this morning. Rain beginning early this evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019

Bowie - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres becoming 5 near noon Friday.

Bowie - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 this morning and to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019

'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 24 January 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Central Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 24 January 2019 A frontal system over Bowie will track across Haida Gwaii today and
weaken as it reaches the Central Coast tonight. Ahead of the front,
southerly gales over Bowie will spread to the northern coastal waters
later this morning. Winds over the northern waters will ease below
gale force late this afternoon.

Another front will approach the offshore waters tonight. Gale force
southerlies will redevelop over the northern waters early Friday

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