West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late this afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening except southeast 30 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then becoming southeast 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 late Wednesday morning and to southwest 20 to 30 early Wednesday afternoon with gusts to 35.

Rain at times heavy beginning late this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 5 to 7 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to south 15.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southwest 30.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 17 October 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 4:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PDT 17 October 2017 A frontal system is approaching the northern and central waters from
offshore this evening. This system will cross the north and central
coasts on Wednesday morning. Winds will rise quickly to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system tonight. Winds will veer to
southwest gales in its wake.

Gale to local storm force southeasterlies will also develop over the
South Coast overnight into Wednesday morning as the system
approaches. As the system moves inland late Wednesday, winds will
become strong south or southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas will build to near 6 metres over the northern and central waters
tonight, and to near 9 metres over the offshore waters Wednesday
evening.

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