West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 October 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 50 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southerly 30 to 40 this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 Saturday morning. Wind veering to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending Saturday evening with a risk of thunderstorms. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 October 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning and to 5 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots in the morning and to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots veering to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Powell River Airport Sechelt Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Vancouver Harbour Vancouver Int'l Airport West Vancouver Port Alberni Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Squamish Airport
Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 07:53 AM PDT 09 October 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4:00 AM PDT 9 October 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 968 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 960 mb located off the Alaska

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying cold front located off Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Coast Mountains.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today low 976 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 9 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast. An intense area of low
pressure incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho will deepen to
960 millibars today as it moves northward off Haida Gwaii. A second
low centre will track northeastward across Haida Gwaii this

Storm to hurricane force winds will prevail this morning over most
areas from Northern Vancouver Island northwards. This will lead to
very high seas reaching up to 9 metres for parts of the North Coast.
Winds will veer to gale to storm force southerly over most central
and northern waters as the second low approaches this afternoon.

A third low centre will bring gale force winds to the central part of
the coast Friday night and Saturday.

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