West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 early this morning then veering to northwest 20 to 30 near noon. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Showers ending late overnight. Fog patches dissipating near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2017
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 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 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low located over BC interior.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over 53N 146W
extending southeastward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PDT 29 March 2017 A low over Southern Explorer will move across Vancouver
Island late this morning and into the B.C. Interior late this
afternoon. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will continue this
morning for southern waters before switching over to strong to
Gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low.

On Thursday morning a cold front will approach the offshore waters.
The cold front will lie over Bowie by late Thursday evening. Ahead
Of the front winds will rise to gale to storm force southeasterlies
over offshore and northern waters.

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