West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this afternoon then becoming southeast 35 to 45 this evening. Wind diminishing to south 25 after midnight and to south 10 to 15 early Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Sunday and to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain this evening then to a few showers late overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening then subsiding to 3 overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 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 Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 5:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 998 mb located 60 miles south of Cape
St. James.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday low 998 mb located 30 miles west of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:14 AM PDT 22 October 2016 A deepening low will reach the southwest corner of Explorer late this
afternoon. The low will then track northward reaching Langara
Island late Sunday afternoon. Winds will rise to gale to storm force
east to southeast to 50 knots near the low.

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