West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 near midnight then backing to east 30 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 07 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 7 February 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Hecate Strait.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Alaska panhandle.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1003 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday low 1007 mb located over the eastern Gulf
of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:09 PM PST 7 February 2016 A frontal system on a line northeast-southwest through Central Hecate
Strait will migrate northwestward to reach Northern Bowie by Monday
morning and the Alaskan Panhandle by Monday afternoon. Gale to storm
force southerly or southeasterly winds will prevail over most
northern and central waters through Monday.

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