West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 20 to 30 early this morning and to southeast 30 to 40 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Friday morning then veering to southwest 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to south 15 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 23 March 2017 A cold front will track across Explorer this morning then lie along
the coast stretched from Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island by this
evening. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop
over Explorer this morning then spread eastwards and become
widespread over most marine regions by this afternoon. Winds will
increase to storm force southeasterlies this afternoon over waters
just west of Vancouver Island as the front approaches. The winds
Will ease to marginal gale force southeasterlies tonight.

The low pressure centre associated with the cold front will slowly
drift from the offshore waters to Haida Gwaii Friday. The winds
Ahead of the low will be marginal gale force southeasterly winds.
The winds behind the low will shift to marginal gale force northwest
winds.

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