West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Saturday morning. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to southerly 25 Saturday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 5 to 7 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday trough located south of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday trough located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 20 January 2017 A frontal system over Explorer will weaken today. Easterly marginal
gales across Explorer and the southwest of Vancouver Island will
Ease to strong easterlies by this afternoon. Also, outflow gales
through Howe Sound will ease by this afternoon.

Arctic air over the Northern BC Interior will drive gale force
northerly outflow tonight into Saturday morning for Dixon
Entrance east.

A trough of low pressure will approach Vancouver Island from the
south on Saturday morning and then move onto the Central Coast
Saturday evening. Gale force southeasterlies are expected for much
Of the South Coast waters during the day then spreading to central
waters late in the day.

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