West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday.

Rain at times heavy.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2017
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 20.
Friday Wind east 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 16 January 2017

'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 PST 16 January 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 967 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening low 979 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 PM PST 16 January 2017 A Pacific frontal system west of the offshore waters this afternoon
will move eastward and reach Queen Charlotte Sound overnight bringing
gale to storm force southeasterly winds over most waters tonight and
Tuesday. Storm to hurricane force southeasterly winds are expected
early this evening near the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island

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