West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 early this evening and to southerly 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 early Sunday morning then diminishing to west 15 Sunday evening.

Rain ending early this evening. Rain overnight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots in the morning then veering to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 13 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 PM PST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
Strait.

At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 13 February 2016 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will move onto the mainland coast
this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the
front will diminish early this evening after the front passes.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
tonight.

A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie Sunday morning will
bring another bout of gales over northern and central waters.

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