West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early this evening except variable 5 to 15 near the coast. Wind becoming northerly 10 to 20 late overnight except easterly 25 over southern sections overnight and Sunday morning and northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Sunday evening.

A few showers and chance of flurries beginning early this evening and ending Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres except 4 offshore Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2017
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 25 February 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 PM PST 25 February 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary high 1045 mb located at
50N 155W.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 1011 mb located over the
North Coast.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing low 1002 mb located off the
Washington Coast.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday quasi-stationary trough from low located
from the Washington Coast to the North Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PST 25 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain well outside the offshore waters. A
low pressure centre over the North Coast will deepen as it moves
southeastward along the coast tonight. The low will deepen to about
1008 millibars as it reaches Cape Scott later this evening and to
1002 millibars by Sunday morning as it moves southward off the
Washington coast.

Widespread northerly gales will continue over most northern waters
and will spread to the waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island
tonight. In addition, strong to gale force northeast outflow winds
will develop through the Northern Mainland inlets tonight.

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