West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 29 July 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 40 knots except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Barkley Sound late this evening and variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Barkley Sound overnight and Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 near noon Saturday except northwest 15 to 25 near the coast south of Barkley Sound.

Fog near the coast south of Tofino overnight and Saturday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 July 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 July 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 July 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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 July 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PDT 29 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure will remain over the
offshore waters off Bowie. Under this pattern, strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island,
southeastern half of Explorer and through Johnstone Strait will
continue through Saturday. Strong to marginal gale force
northwesterlies in the Southern Strait of Georgia will ease to strong
after midnight. Strong to marginal gale force westerly winds through
Juan de Fuca Strait will ease to moderate tonight then rise to
marginal gales again Saturday evening.

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