West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PST 12 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25 this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Saturday evening.
A few showers.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PST 12 February 2016
'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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Mainland
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:14 AM PST 12 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, north and Central Coast,
and west coast of Vancouver Island Saturday morning. Gale force
southeasterly winds will spread to northern sections of the Strait of
Georgia late Saturday afternoon. The frontal system will move onto
the mainland coast by Saturday evening. Westerly gales behind the
frontal system will ease Saturday evening.
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