Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 March 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots near noon and to southeast 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming south 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to south 15 late overnight and to light Saturday evening.

Rain late this afternoon and this evening. Showers Saturday morning and afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 March 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 early this morning and to 4 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind light.
Monday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 March 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 10:30 AM PDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located west of
Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over central Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight low located near Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 22 March 2019 An intensifying trough of low pressure will track across Explorer
today to lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by this evening with an
associated low pressure centre which will head for Cape St James
This evening. The trough and low will reach the Alaska Panhandle
Late overnight.

Southeast gales will spread from Explorer to the west coast of
Vancouver Island today as the trough approaches. As the trough moves
northward, and the low pressure centre develops, southeasterly winds
will rise quickly to gale to storm force in Queen Charlotte Sound
And near the headlands of Northwestern Vancouver island late this
afternoon. Southeast gales are also expected to develop over
Northern waters tonight ahead of the low. Winds will shift to strong
to gale force southwesterly in the wake of the trough and push
through Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance tonight.

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