West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to westerly 15 early Sunday morning except southwest 15 to 25 near Carmanah. Wind diminishing to light late Sunday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain changing to a few showers Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25.

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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 2015

'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 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 PM PDT 28 March 2015 An approaching frontal system is currently over the central
Coast. Gale force storm force southerlies will persist over the
northern, central, and offshore waters tonight. In the wake of the
system, strong to gale force southwesterlies will develop and ease to
moderate to strong on Sunday.

An area of low pressure will approach the offshore waters late Sunday
afternoon. Ahead of the low, portions of Bowie and the central waters
can expect southerly gales late Sunday afternoon and evening.

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