West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 20 January 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Saturday morning then becoming southerly 25 Saturday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PST 20 January 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 9:30 PM PST 20 January 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary low located southwest
of Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PST 20 January 2017 An area of low pressure will remain centred to the southwest of the
Explorer region but will drift northwestward towards Bowie during
The period. Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of high pressure will be
building over the Northern BC Interior tonight and will persist
through the weekend.

Moderate to strong east or northeast winds will tend to veer to
East or southeast over most areas as the low shifts northwestward.
Strong to gale force northeast outflow winds will develop through
The Northern Mainland inlets as the ridge builds. Marginal gale
Force southeasterlies are possible over some of the southern and
central waters on Saturday as a weak trough approaches from the
West.

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