West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 18 October 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots except southeast 25 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 late overnight except southeast 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 early Friday evening except north 10 to 15 over western sections.

Drizzle beginning late overnight changing to rain Friday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 October 2018

'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 9:30 PM PDT 18 October 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 986 mb located 300 miles
west of Bowie.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PDT 18 October 2018 A rapidly deepening low pressure system is moving northward towards
Alaska. The associated warm front will brush the far north tonight.
The trailing cold front will reach Haida Gwaii Friday morning and
will dissipate as it reaches Cape Scott Friday night.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop over most northern and
central waters tonight as the system approaches with storm force
southeasterlies expected over Bowie. Winds will shift to moderate to
strong west or southwest behind the cold front with gale to storm
force southwesterlies forecast over the northern offshore waters.

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