West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots except northwest 20 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming light early this morning then increasing to south 15 to 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 early this evening except southeast 55 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to west 15 late overnight except southeast 35 near the coast. Wind becoming southerly 15 Tuesday morning except southeast 35 near the coast. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain beginning near midnight and ending Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Tuesday morning then building to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming south 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening low 990 mb located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 988 mb located north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 21 January 2019 A deepening area of low pressure will approach Bowie early this
morning and lie to the northwest by Monday afternoon. Gale force
southerly winds will spread to the majority of coastal waters this
morning and intensify to gale to storm force winds through the day.

Far southern waters will be protected by a ridge of high pressure
But should see an increase in southeasterly winds beginning this
afternoon as the ridge weakens.

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