West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 5 to 15 early this morning then to southwest 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming northwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming west 20 to 30 Friday morning.

Rain beginning early this evening changing to showers Friday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon then building to 3 to 5 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming northeast 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind north 20 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 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 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PST 21 February 2019 A frontal system will move across Bowie today. Ahead of the front,
strong to gale force southerly winds will develop over the northern
waters this morning. These winds will spread to the central and
southern waters as the front moves down the BC coast tonight and

Winds will become gale to storm force northwesterlies in the wake of
the system.

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