West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 15 to 25 late overnight and to northwest 5 to 15 Thursday morning.

Chance of showers or flurries late this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2018
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 6:54 PM PST 21 February 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 4:00 PM PST 21 February 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1023 mb located over Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located over the Washington

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over Pacific

At 10:00 p.m. PST Thursday approaching frontal system located off
the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 21 February 2018 A low pressure system over Vancouver Island will move south to
The Washington coast tonight. Marginal gale force northerly winds
Can be expected for Southwest Queen Charlotte Sound, west coast of
Vancouver Island and Southern Explorer as the low progresses this

Late Thursday, a frontal system will start to push into Bowie from
the northwest bringing gale force northwesterly winds.

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