West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 early Saturday morning then veering to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending Saturday evening with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 4 to 6 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots in the morning and to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015

'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 PDT 9 October 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 960 mb located off the Alaska

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Coast Mountains.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 976 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At midnight PDT tonight low 986 mb located west of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 987 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:14 PM PDT 9 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast. An intense area of low
pressure incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho has reached a
depth of 960 millibars off the Alaskan Panhandle and will continue to
move northward toward Alaska tonight. A second low centre near Haida
Gwaii will also track toward the Alaskan Panhandle this evening.

Storm force winds over most areas from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards will weaken slightly this evening then rise again Saturday
with the next and third low in the series. Seas which are currently
over 7 metres in some areas will continue to build up to 9 metres for
parts of the North Coast.

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