West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwesterly 20 to 30 late this morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning then becoming southwest 15 Sunday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 06:10 AM PDT 21 October 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 4:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front from low located over the
offshore waters.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front from low located on
a line northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 975 mb located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 990 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:12 AM PDT 21 October 2017 A cold front over the offshore waters will continue to move towards
the mainland this morning then move inland this afternoon. Ahead of
the front, southeast gales will continue over most outer waters
except storm force winds for parts of the northern and central
waters. The gales will progress into the inner South Coast this
morning. Behind the front, the winds will shift to strong to gale
force southwesterly and then gradually ease on Sunday.

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