West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots except northeast 15 offshore. Wind diminishing to light near noon then increasing to northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 20 this evening and to northwest 20 to 30 Sunday morning except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Sunday afternoon and evening.
Periods of rain ending early this afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:30 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating low located over northern Bowie.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located from Explorer to
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located from Explorer
to Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:13 AM PDT 22 July 2017 A low pressure centre will remain quasi-stationary over Northern
Bowie today. Marginal southwesterly gales over Northern Bowie will
develop late this morning and diminish early this evening.
A ridge of high pressure will build over Queen Charlotte Sound
tonight and lie over Haida Gwaii on Sunday. Ahead of the ridge, gale
force northwesterly winds will develop over west coast Vancouver
Island Sunday afternoon.
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