West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind becoming northwest 10 Thursday afternoon except northwest 25 northwest of Estevan Point.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2017
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 September 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 PDT 20 September 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:15 PM PDT 20 September 2017 A trough of low pressure over the South Coast will gradually weaken
tonight as a ridge of high pressure offshore builds towards
The Alaskan Panhandle.

Strong to gale force northwest winds are expected west and north of
Vancouver Island.

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