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West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots except northwest 20 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming southwest 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday morning.

Rain today and tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon Tuesday and to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming variable 10 to 20.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024

'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 PDT 20 May 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Port Hardy.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday approaching ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the central waters will reach track
southeast today. Moderate to strong northwest winds are occurring
ahead of this ridge. As the ridge of high pressure moves south,
marginal westerly gales will likely funnel through Juan de Fuca
strait tonight.

A trough over Haida Gwaii this morning will sweep across the BC coast
today and Tuesday. Northwesterly winds will strengthen to gale force
across the southern waters late in the day Tuesday in the wake of the
trough.

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