West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon Thursday. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early Thursday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 22 March 2017 A trough of low pressure over Southern Haida Gwaii will cross
Hecate Strait tonight. The trough will bring southwesterly gales
Over Queen Charlotte Sound. The winds will ease below gales by early
Thursday morning as the trough departs inland.

The next cold front will track across Explorer Thursday morning and
lie north-south over Eastern Queen Charlotte Sound by the evening.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over
Explorer Thursday morning and spread to central waters near noon.
Winds will increase to storm force southeasterlies in the afternoon
over West Vancouver Island North as the front approaches.

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