West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 October 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 45 to 55 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming south 35 to 45 early Tuesday morning then diminishing to south 25 to 35 late Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 this evening then subsiding to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 5 Tuesday morning and to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2016

'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 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 972 mb located over central Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 992 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 24 October 2016 An intense 972 MB low over Central Explorer will track northward and
weaken to 992 MB by the time it reaches Southern Bowie Tuesday

Over southern waters gale to storm force southeast winds will ease to
strong to gale force southerlies on Tuesday. Winds will reach
hurricane force southeast near the headlands of Vancouver Island
tonight while strong to gale force southeasterlies will prevail over
the inner straits tonight and Tuesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
gale force southeast Tuesday morning while the far north will
experience strong northeast winds except gale force outflow near
mainland inlets.

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