West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 14 November 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwesterly 25 to 35 after midnight then becoming westerly 20 to 30 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to northerly 10 to 20 early Thursday evening.

Periods of rain ending early Thursday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 November 2018
Friday Wind northwesterly 10 to 20 knots veering to northeasterly 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 14 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 9:30 PM PST 14 November 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1008 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 6:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing low 1008 mb located over
central Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday ridge located over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 14 November 2018 A 1008 MB low moving eastward across Southern Bowie will cross
Central Hecate Strait early Thursday morning. Southerly gales are
forecast to develop south of the low tonight over northern and
central waters. Winds will ease Thursday morning as the low moves
inland.

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