Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 February 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots except north 15 to 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming north 25 early this morning except variable 10 over northwestern sections. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 this afternoon except southwest 15 over northwestern sections. Wind increasing to west 25 near midnight then backing to southwest 30 Monday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 February 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres except 4 over southern sections. Seas subsiding to 2 early this morning except 3 over southern sections today. Seas building to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 February 2019
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Thursday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect


Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 February 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 17 February 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening trough located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Monday dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 17 February 2019 A trough of low pressure over the Central Coast will remain nearly
stationary today. West of the trough, strong to gale force northerly
winds prevail over northern and central waters and off the west coast
of Vancouver Island. Gale force outflow winds through the
Mainland inlets will also persist today.

As the trough weakens this afternoon, winds will diminish to moderate
to strong over most waters and through the mainland inlets.

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