West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015
Today Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late this morning and to variable 5 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 near noon Monday.
Rain ending near noon. Rain beginning late overnight.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
At noon PST today trough located on a line east-west over Haida
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over northern Bowie.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located over western Queen
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:51 AM PST 1 February 2015 A Pacific frontal system over Western Queen Charlotte Sound will move
over the North Coast this morning. Ahead of the system, strong to
gale force southeasterlies can be expected over the central and
northern waters. Winds will shift to strong to gale southwesterlies
in the wake of the front.
In addition, gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue
near Portland Inlet and Douglas Channel through Monday.
Another frontal system will move over Queen Charlotte Sound Monday
morning from the southwest. Strong to gale force southeasterlies can
be expected ahead of this system over most waters tonight.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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