West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 November 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 25 early this morning except southeast 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 35 early this evening except southeast 40 to 45 near the headlands. Wind southeast 30 to 35 except southeast 40 to 45 near the headlands Tuesday.

Showers beginning early this evening changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 November 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 November 2018
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25.
Friday Wind west 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 05:54 AM PST 19 November 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 19 November 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over southern
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PST 19 November 2018 A frontal system just west of Bowie this morning will move gradually
eastward today and Tuesday, reaching the Central Coast on Tuesday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies over Bowie will spread to all
the northern and central waters, and near Northern Vancouver Island,
later this morning and this afternoon. The strong to gale force
southeasterlies will become confined to the Central Coast and
Northern Vancouver Island by Tuesday afternoon.

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