West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 near noon. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2016
'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 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 998 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening low 1006 mb located 30 miles
southwest of Tofino.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:59 AM PST 10 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will tend to build over the northern and
Central Interior tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, a weak area of low
pressure will lie off the west coast of Vancouver Island and will
weaken during the period.
Gale force outflow winds are expected through the mainland inlets
through today and will reach storm force Sunday over the north and
Central Coast. Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce
moderate freezing spray through Douglas Channel and Portland Inlet.
Gale force winds are also forecast near the low centre, mainly off
Northwestern Vancouver island and over Explorer.
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
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- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
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