West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning then becoming southeast 30 to 40 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Friday morning.

Rain beginning this morning changing to a few showers Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016

'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 AM PST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 978 mb located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie extending
southeastward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 11 February 2016 Widespread southeasterly gales will develop across the outer waters
this morning as a deepening low and associated frontal system
approach from the southwest. Gale to storm force southeast winds
Will spread to the North and Central Coasts and west coast of
Vancouver Island by this afternoon. Winds will ease and shift to
southwesterly by Friday morning as the frontal system moves inland.

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