West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots except south 20 over southern sections late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming southwest 20 to 30 early Wednesday morning. Wind veering to northwest 20 to 30 near noon Wednesday.

Periods of rain. Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 March 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 4:00 PM PDT 28 March 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday departing low located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PDT 28 March 2017 A nearly stationary front over Vancouver Island is producing strong
to gale force southeast winds over the Northern Strait of Georgia.
Winds will drop below gale force this evening.

A low will approach the southern waters Wednesday morning and move
across Vancouver Island Wednesday afternoon. Winds over the southern
waters will rise to strong to gale force southeasterlies early
Wednesday and veer to strong to gale force northwesterlies in the
wake of the low.

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