Bowie - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 late overnight then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers ending early Saturday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this evening and to 3 to 4 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind north 40 to 50 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2017

'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 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located north of Bowie.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 24 November 2017 A weakening frontal system is stalling over Central Vancouver
Island tonight. Ahead of the front, southeasterly strong to gale
force winds are diminishing tonight. In the wake of the front, strong
southwest winds are expected.

Meanwhile a trough crossing Bowie is spreading gale force
southwesterlies over the northern waters tonight.

Another low tracking will move over Northwestern Explorer late
Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of this low over southern and central waters Saturday night.

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