West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2016
Today Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point today. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 this evening except southeast 15 to 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Monday morning then becoming northwest 10 to 20 Monday afternoon.
Periods of rain ending this afternoon. Periods of rain beginning Monday afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 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 PDT 25 September 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 1013 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.
At 2:00 p.m. PDT today low 1004 mb located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 1000 mb located over the southern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:01 AM PDT 25 September 2016 A low pressure system over Haida Gwaii will move onto the Alaska
Panhandle today. A second low will cross Bowie this afternoon and is
forecast to pass to the northwest of Haida Gwaii tonight.
Gale force southeasterlies over most central and northern waters will
ease this morning as the first low moves off. However, as the second
low approaches, gale to storm force south or southeast winds will
redevelop. The cold front associated with the second low will move
down the coast to lie over Vancouver Island late Monday. Winds will
shift to moderate to strong northwesterlies once the cold front
Meanwhile, in the far south, winds will remain light to moderate
under a ridge of high pressure.
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- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
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