West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this evening then diminishing to westerly 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early Thursday morning and to light late Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday evening.



Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 near midnight then subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 early Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016
Friday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind east 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 October 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over central Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating low located over northwestern

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 994 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing low 995 mb located over
Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:06 PM PDT 26 October 2016 A low over Bowie will track slowly northward and dissipate over
Northwestern Bowie tonight. A second low over Southern Explorer will
move northwards over Cape Scott early Thursday morning then move
inland later in the morning.

Widespread southeast gales across most southern waters tonight with
storm force winds over southern west coast Vancouver Island. The
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies behind the low
then ease further Thursday morning.

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