West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014
Today Tonight and Tuesday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light late this morning then increasing to southeast 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight except southeast 40 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southwest 20 to 30 overnight then becoming west 20 near noon Tuesday.
Rain beginning this evening changing to a few showers near noon Tuesday.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014
'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 22 December 2014 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low located over northern Haida
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:57 AM PST 22 December 2014 A ridge of high pressure along the BC outer coast will shift
Eastward to lie over the interior this afternoon. A low pressure
centre developing offshore this morning will track northeastward to
lie near Northern Haida Gwaii on Tuesday afternoon.
The ridge of high pressure will bring light to moderate northwesterly
winds to most waters this morning while the developing low will
Give gale to storm force winds to the offshore waters this afternoon.
Gale to storm force southeast winds will spread to southwestern
Haida Gwaii and Western Queen Charlotte Sound this evening.
On Tuesday gale to storm force southwesterly winds to the south of
the low centre will spread to most waters from Northern Vancouver
Island northwards. There will also be a very high wave heights
associated with the low that will push significant swell of over 8
metres to Southwestern Haida Gwaii and Queen Charlotte Sound on
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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