West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday evening.

A few showers or thunderstorms changing to chance of showers Saturday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 Saturday morning then building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 990 mb located north of Bowie.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 998 mb located over southwestern
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 994 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 21 October 2016 A trough of low pressure will move quickly across central
BC waters tonight giving a chance of gale force southeasterlies
To 35 knots to the Central Coast.

A low will move northward across Explorer Saturday night.
Winds will rise to gale force southeast over southern waters
Ahead of the low late Saturday.

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