West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 November 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 early this afternoon then increasing to south 40 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Sunday morning then veering to northwest 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Rain ending Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon and to 4 to 6 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning then building to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2017
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 November 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 10:30 AM PST 18 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape St. James.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1001 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 997 mb located near Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PST 18 November 2017 A 1001 millibar low developing west of Explorer will move
northeastward to lie near cape St. James late this afternoon and
The mainland North Coast this evening. An associated frontal system
on a northeast to southwest line through Northern Queen Charlotte
Sound will move slowly southwards to lie through Northern Vancouver
Island by early Sunday morning then cross the South Coast on Sunday.

Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the front. Winds
will rise to storm force southeasterly this afternoon near Northern
Vancouver Island and over the central waters as the low approaches.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerlies behind the low and
the front.

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