West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 early Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain or drizzle ending late this afternoon. Rain at times heavy beginning Saturday morning. Fog patches dissipating near noon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 11:01 AM PDT 27 March 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 10:30 AM PDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PDT 27 March 2015 A cold front near Cape Scott will move southeastward today to be
through the Lower Mainland by this evening. In its wake
A ridge of high pressure will build towards Haida Gwaii this
afternoon and will move through the South Coast Saturday afternoon.
The next frontal system will reach the offshore waters tonight and
the North Coast on Saturday.

Strong southeast winds over central waters will shift to strong
northwest later today over most of the southern waters as the cold
front passes. Winds will ease near the ridge then rise to gale to
storm force southeast over most northern and central waters, in
advance of the next frontal system tonight and Saturday morning.

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